Time for Planting Garlic. . . and Thinking About Rings for a Summer Wedding
Today is the shortest day of the year here in New Zealand, which means it’s the perfect time for an important activity: planting garlic. Tradition calls for planting garlic on the shortest day of the year and harvesting it on the longest day.
We don’t grow many veges here at the shop, but we’re finding a lot of wisdom in this old gardening advice.
It’s getting dark early now, and the days are often chilly and grey. The longest days -- the ones we’ll hope to spend on the beach or having a picnic under a flowering pohutukawa -- seem like a long way away. But the work we begin now will bring rewards then. To see our best work unfolding this summer, we need to begin now.
In the world of making jewellery, time matters. Time to talk through ideas, acquire the perfect materials and work through the design can make all the difference.
So if you’re thinking about a piece of jewellery you’d like to wear on those sunny long days of summer -- a ring for a summer wedding, maybe? -- come talk to us now. We’d love to spend these cozy winter days crafting in your perfect summer treasure.