Last week fellow blogger Debbie at A Garden of Possibilities mentioned Adirondack Stone Works, a company that makes custom bluestone garden markers. I had wanted something like this for a while so I went ahead and ordered, second-guessing myself all the while at the indulgence. The marker was delivered today, just six days later, and it met my every expectation. I have tried it in a few places around the garden, but so far like it best in the Southern path, near the gate that leads into the main garden.
The garden marker is made of stone quarried in Southern New York State and hand-shaped. The engraving captures the theme of why I garden: Sense of place, purpose, rejuvenation and joy. I use this phrase as a tagline for this blog also. Although I chose to omit “rejuvenation” so as to simplify the wording, I know I will feel rejuvenated whenever I pass by this reminder engraved in stone.