Hi there, I’m Christine and this is my lifestyle & gardening blog. I’m so glad you’re here!
I live with my husband and children in southern New York where we own and operate an apple orchard, farm cidery, and newly added flower farm — my dream! We have two wild, earthside babes that keep us on our toes, and three babies who left us too soon. If you are struggling with baby loss or infertility, this is a safe space for you 💗
My early motherhood months back in 2018 inspired me to begin on my blogging journey, it blossomed out of a need and desire for me to connect with and relate to other new moms. I felt alone and isolated, and admittedly my mental health was not awesome. Once I started connecting with other moms and sharing truthfully about how it was really going, my whole perspective changed and I decided I started building this community.
Then when we lost our son at 18 weeks pregnant in 2019 I became part of a club I never wanted to be in and I acquired a voice and a mission I also never wanted. I talk about baby loss and maternal mental health and I will never stop talking about it because the more we talk about it and normalize these feelings, the closer we get to breaking the stigma. Which is something loss moms desperately need.
Enter gardening. Gardening has been a passion of mine for many years and became something that I dove into head first after my loss. I feel calm and at home and wild and free in the garden, yet planned and poised and in control. In short, gardening changed my life – it has given me profound peace and purpose.
What started as a hobby has become my profession, and I am truly grateful to share my knowledge and passions with you, as well as my actual, homegrown flowers. I am excited to share that I’ve turned my flower-growing passion into a full time business — a real life flower farm and flower truck! We offer bouquet subscriptions, bulk flowers, event design, and do pop-up markets with the truck; check out more about that at www.WildIrisFlowerTruck.com!
I hope you have fun here on my blog and enjoy my ramblings, my goal is that maybe you’ll feel a little less alone, a little more inspired and maybe learn a thing or two! Heck, I’m hoping it does the same for me!
It’s so nice to have you here, I would love to connect! Leave me a comment on one of my posts just to say hi or sharing your own story, I love to chat and connect with new friends!
You can also find me on Instagram @christinemcovino, where I am on stories most days showing everyday life, talking mom and baby, giving short gardening tutorials, doing try-ons and sharing all the things!
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