Welcome to Developing Roots

Oh how my soul longs for buzzing bees, baskets of produce and dirty feet. But for now, I pack seed orders and start baby plants. The plant and seed store is ready and waiting to fill your garden with all the wonderful things. Seed orders are currently shipping out in about 5-7 days. Enjoy shopping and dreaming of all the beauty to come.

Online Bible Studies

Developing Roots has always been about feeding the body and the soul. Whether you are just starting your journey into the Word or are well seasoned, we’ll have a fantastic time diving in together. The garden has always been a place where I spend time with the Lord and this has been a long time coming. I hope you’ll join me.

Garden & Edible Landscaping Learning Opportunities

Discover all Developing Roots has to offer to help you improve the health and abundance of your garden. A garden, if designed well, can thrive in the harshest of conditions and have a balanced ecosystem allowing for very minimal maintenance. Paying close attention, you just may find that the garden provides so much more than sustenance for your body. If you allow it to, it will teach you more about life than you ever thought possible.

Here is your country. Cherish these natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.

Theodore Roosevelt

Homeopathy | My Favorite Books on Herbal Medicine

Gardening allows you to have an abundance of healing nutrition right at your finger tips. I'm still growing in knowledge regarding homeopathic/herbal medicine, and these resources have helped me decide what I want to plant in our backyard to help build our immune...

Cultivation of the Soul | A Different Kind of Growth

The garden has and always will be a cultivator of my soul, not just of plants. I’ve been trying to find time to write lately, but time seems to be in short supply. Not wanting to write a depressing blog about all the things that have been hard right now, or say the...

Waiting on God for the Glory of God | Growing Nursery Plants

Just as I wait for these Honeyberries to develop, there can be great beauty in the waiting. See that lovely bumblebee eating away? I was reading a blog posting this morning about waiting on God, so that God can be glorified in the situation, and it struck right to the...

Resurrection Sunday | A Gardener’s Perspective on Easter

There it was, in the midst of all the dried up remnants of last years' vibrant, abundantly productive garden... new life. I wandered out to the pasture garden yesterday after watering plants at the greenhouse. It would be my first up close look since last fall when I...

Grow Your Skills

Days to the Last Frost Date for Minnesota 4b

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Developing Roots’ Garden Gallery

I am a firm believer that flowers belong in the vegetable garden. Whether the blossom of the fruit you will eat or an ornamental there to entice you to spend time in your garden, one thing is for certain. There are a million places to find beauty if one is willing to slow down and observe it. Here is just a handful of the beauty in our gardens.