Gardens and Earth Sun Moon Trading Company: Garden Themed T-Shirts for Gardeners and Garden Lovers

by DerdriuMarriner

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company produces imaginatively themed apparel, including wearable giftware for gardeners and garden lovers.

Based in Grove City, in northwestern Pennsylvania, Earth Sun Moon Trading Company specializes in nature-themed giftware apparel.

"Advice From" is a best-selling line which pairs charming images with perceptive, perky, pithy verses in the format of advice from nature's fauna, flora, landscapes, and waterscapes.

As a global component of nature, gardens elicit worldwide fascination from active and vicarious gardeners.

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company honors the worldwide appeal of gardens through the company's garden-themed apparel in their "Advice From" line.

green spaces in Grove City, Pennsylvania: small town enjoyed as headquarters of Earth Sun Moon Trading Company

aerial view of Grove City, Pennsylvania
aerial view of Grove City, Pennsylvania

 

Garden-themed offerings in Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's "Advice From" line include:

  • Advice from a Butterfly,
  • Advice from a Garden,
  • Advice from a Honey Bee,
  • Advice from a Hummingbird,
  • Advice from a Ladybug,
  • Advice from a Rose,
  • Advice from a Tree, and
  • Advice from a Wildflower.

 

Advice from a Garden: "Cultivate lasting friendships / Sow seeds of kindness / Listen to sage advice / Don't let the little things bug you / Be outstanding in your field / Take thyme for yourself / No Vining!"

pistachio green cotton t-shirt: high quality screen print on heavy weight shirt; quality stitching throughout; great for casual wear, indoors or out
garden-themed apparel

Gardens promise beauty, joy, mystery, and peace for those attuned to personal and/or public paradises.

  • Cultivating a garden -- whether in-ground or in-container -- is intended to be an amiable activity.
  • Frustration over garden invaders, such as uninvited fauna or flora, may be seen as minor irritations in the grand scheme of overall satisfaction from gardening.
  • Appreciation of gardens may found expression in active as well as vicarious gardeners.
  • The only requirement for loving gardens is love.

 

In childhood, my plantings of popcorn (Zea mays var. everta) outside our back porch signaled my initiation into the exciting world of active gardening.

I can still remember the thrill of espying green sproutings within a few days of my first plantings.

 

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company pinpoints the wonderful counsel which gardens communicate and symbolize via their sproutings:

"Cultivate lasting friendships | Sow seeds of kindness | Listen to sage advice | Don't let the little things bug you | Be outstanding in your field | Take thyme for yourself | No Vining!"

Advice from a Garden: Serene Green cotton-blend sweatshirt

garden-themed apparel

Advice from a Garden: Putty-colored hat

caption: "Sow seeds of kindness / Listen to sage advice / Take thyme for yourself / No vining!"
garden-themed apparel

"Advice from a Garden" is available via Amazon as hats, sweatshirts, and t-shirts.

Gardens beautify the world, and Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's "Advice from a Garden" products sustain that beauty not only for wearers of this apparel but also for passers-by (friends or strangers).

The styling of "Advice from a Garden" apparel perfectly expresses the essence of gardens. Wearing this apparel instills a sense of quiet splendor in me as I pair them with a parade of colors, just as a garden accommodates a spectrum of colors.

 

Advice from a Butterfly: "Let your true colors show | Get out of your cocoon | Take yourself lightly | Look for the sweetness in life | Take time to smell the flowers | Catch a breeze | We can't all be monarchs!"

cotton t-shirt
butterfly-themed apparel

Butterflies symbolize beauty and freedom with their coloring, ephemeral flutterings through this world.

  • For me, butterflies epitomize the fullness of moments.
  • Favorite childhood memories include a massive amount of timeless time chasing after and playing with butterflies.

 

Gardens may be seen as a way of saying "Thank you!" to butterflies, in addition to the irresistible invitation which gardens issue to these winged beauties.

  • One of the many pleasures of in-ground or in-container gardens is the pleasant surprise of welcome visitors, such as butterflies and hummingbirds.
  • How do these winged beauties know that a space, previously uninteresting, now serves up a cornucopia of nectar delights?

 

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's "Advice from a Butterfly" is as captivating as these beautiful fliers as their wings whisper rainbows of natural beauty:

"Let your true colors show | Get out of your cocoon | Take yourself lightly | Look for the sweetness in life | Take time to smell the flowers | Catch a breeze | We can't all be monarchs!"

 

"Advice from a Butterfly" is available via Amazon as hats, sweatshirts, and t-shirts.

  • "New Advice from a Butterfly" is a new release which casts the evocative verses within the butterfly's outline, as a form of concrete, or visual, poetry in fabric.

 

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's butterfly-themed apparel is a joy to wear: chic, colorful, and soft.

Advice from a Butterfly: Sunny Yellow cotton hat

caption: "Get out of your cocoon / Take yourself lightly / Catch a breeze / We can't all be monarchs!"
butterfly-themed apparel

Advice from a Butterfly: Purple cotton-blend sweatshirt

butterfly-themed apparel

New Advice from a Butterfly: Antique Sapphire cotton t-shirt

butterfly-themed apparel

There is something about butterfly-themed apparel that is just so fun to wear.

 

Advice from a Honey Bee: "Create a buzz | Sip life's sweet moments | Mind your own beeswax | Work together | Always find your way home | Stick close to your honey | Bee yourself!"

Honey Yellow cotton t-shirt
honey bee-themed apparel

 

Honey is one of the oldest sweet foods in the world. Completely disparate civilizations are linked through time via their appreciation of honey.

 

It is absolutely fascinating that honey bees (Apis) convert nectar into honey.

  • That makes for the all-time sweetest mission statement.

 

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's "Advice from a Honey Bee" is abuzz with the honeyed spirit of busy bees:

"Create a buzz | Sip life's sweet moments | Mind your own beeswax | Work together | Always find your way home | Stick close to your honey | Bee yourself!"

 

Advice from a Hummingbird: "Sip the sweet moments / Let your true colors glow / Don't get your feathers ruffled over little things / Just wing it / Take yourself lightly / Keep your visits short and sweet!"

Light Blue cotton t-shirt
hummingbird-themed apparel

 

Hummingbirds represent the enchanting beauty of nature for me.

  • To see a hummingbird is an awesome experience.
  • To be gifted with hummingbirds as regular backyard visitors is a magnificent blessing.

 

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's "Advice from a Hummingbird" sparkles with enchanting images and verses: 

 "Sip the sweet moments / Let your true colors glow / Don't get your feathers ruffled over little things / Just wing it / Take yourself lightly / Keep your visits short and sweet!"

 

"Advice from a Hummingbird" is available via Amazon as hats, t-shirts, and sweatshirts.

The light blueness of the background for both sweatshirts and t-shirts imparts a sense of the spacious domain -- the blue blue skies -- from which these enchantingly dainty hummers emerge to grace backyard gardens with their exquisite iridescence.

"Advice from a Hummingbird" apparel adds style to all ensembles.

  • I especially enjoy pairing the tops with patterned jeans or with print shorts, skirts, or slacks.

 

Advice from a Hummingbird: Light Blue cotton-blend sweatshirt

hummingbird-themed apparel

Advice from a Hummingbird: Putty-colored cotton-blend hat

caption: "Sip the sweet moments / Take yourself lightly / Just wing it / Let your true colors glow!"
hummingbird-themed hat

Advice from a Ladybug: "Spot new opportunities / Spend time in your garden / Be well-rounded / Enjoy the wonders of nature / Don't let the small things bug you / Keep family close by / Be simply beautiful."

Red cotton t-shirt
Earth Sun Moon Advice From A Ladybug T-Shirt

Known by entomologists as ladybird beetles or lady beetles, Coccinellidae comprise a family of small beetles with orange, yellow, or scarlet wing covers spotted with black dots.

  • Despite the fact that Coccinellidae are neither birds nor true bugs, in popular parlance, these cheery insects are known as ladybirds in the British Isles and British Commonwealth and as ladybugs in the United States.

Ladybugs are welcome as symbols of good luck.

  • The presence of a ladybug is considered to be a blessing because the polka-dotted charmers have Our Lady Mary as their namesake.
  • In gardens they are beneficial insects, serving as a natural, safe biological control of such garden pests as aphids, mites, and mealybugs.

Advice from a Ladybug: Red cotton-blend sweatshirt

ladybug-themed apparel

Since childhood, I have admired ladybugs for their beneficial mission statement and for their unmistakable beauty.

  • Children rejoice in clear, incontrovertible recognition of nature, and the cheery, dotted elegance of ladybugs is distinctive.

 

"Advice from a Ladybug" is available via Amazon as sweatshirts and as t-shirts.

 

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's "Advice from a Ladybug" serves as an enchanting tribute via adorable images, vivid background color, and "spot-on" advice:

"Spot new opportunities / Spend time in your garden / Be well-rounded / Enjoy the wonders of nature / Don't let the small things bug you / Keep family close by / Be simply beautiful."

 

The perfection of "Advice from a Ladybug" assures perfect pairings for casual days at home or for impeccable casual chic styling away from home.

As with "Advice from a Hummingbird" apparel, my favorite pairings with "Advice from a Ladybug" emphasize patterned jeans or print shorts, skirts, or slacks.

 

Advice from a Rose: "Make someone's day / Enjoy the sunshine / Remember your beauty stems from within / Be colorful! / Look past the thorns / Make new buds / Bloom! / Be scent-sational!"

Light Pink 100% cotton t-shirt
Earth Sun Moon Women's Advice From A Rose T-Shirt, Light Pink, Large

 

Roses (Rosa) regale the senses with the sensational scents exuded by their flowers.

Honored as the Queen of Flowers, roses are also associated with Our Lady Mary.

 

Roses are among my favorite flowers because they remind me of my grandmothers:

  • Laura, my maternal grandmother, was an exceptional garden-whisperer, and
  • Rose, my paternal grandmother, also a garden-whisperer, was a great beauty, described as an "English Rose" because of her gorgeous complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, and English upbringing.

 

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's "Advice from a Rose" is abloom with rosy magnificence:

"Make someone's day / Enjoy the sunshine / Remember your beauty stems from within / Be colorful! / Look past the thorns / Make new buds / Bloom! / Be scent-sational!"

 

"Advice from a Rose" is available via Amazon as hats, sweatshirts, and t-shirts.

 

Although Earth Sun Moon Trading Company achieves excellence in every product in their garden-themed apparel, "Advice from a Rose" especially warms my heart.

Pink is not a color which I wear often, but "Advice from a Rose" apparel peaks as the pink of perfection. "Pretty in pink" is a promise which is offered and kept by "Advice from a Rose."

 

Advice from a Rose: Light Pink cotton-blend sweatshirt

rose-themed apparel

Advice from a Rose: Pink cotton-blend hat

caption: "Make new buds / Enjoy the sunshine / Look past the thorns / Be scent-sational!"
rose-themed hat

Advice from a Tree: "Stand tall and proud / Sink your roots into the earth / Be content with your natural beauty / Go out on a limb / Drink plenty of water / Remember your roots / Enjoy the view!"

Natural colored cotton t-shirt
tree-themed apparel

Trees epitomize the heartstrings of life whereby achieving a balance of grounding downward in the earthly realm of daily life -- symbolized by roots anchored in and nourished by the earth -- with stretching upward into spiritual realms is seen as the major challenge of earthly existence for humans.

Since childhood, I have loved trees as places for exploration via climbing, for learning, and for shelter.

  • Many happy hours were spent learning about the huge array of trees, their identifying features, and the fauna and flora which they attract and sustain.
  • Particularly fascinating to me was my father showing me how to identify deciduous trees in winter when they lose so many of their significant features.
  • Who hasn't uttered that wisecrack, rhetorical question favored by giggling children, "Why don't you make like a tree and leave?"

 

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's "Advice from a Tree" spotlights the strength which trees impart to the landscape as they ease life for all living things:

"Stand tall and proud / Sink your roots into the earth / Be content with your natural beauty / Go out on a limb / Drink plenty of water / Remember your roots / Enjoy the view!"

 

"Advice from a Tree" is available from Amazon as hats, sweatshirts, and t-shirts.

"New Advice from a Tree" represents a newer version of the "Advice From" line in which verses are incorporated into the image's coloration and shape as a form of concrete, or visual, poetry in fabric.

 

As an arborist, I am committed to the inestimable value of trees as aesthetic, biological, and chemical participants in the world's landscapes.

"Advice from a Tree" apparel numbers among my favorite "Advice From" products offered by Earth Sun Moon Trading Company.

These tree-themed offerings may necessarily be essential components of the wardrobes of nature lovers, especially tree lovers and tree whisperers.

 

Advice from a Tree: Natural colored cotton-blend sweatshirt

tree-themed apparel

Advice from a Tree: Putty colored cotton hat

caption: "Go out on a limb / Stand tall and proud / Remember your roots / Enjoy the view!"
tree-themed hat

New Advice from a Tree: Heather Military Green cotton t-shirt

tree-themed apparel

Advice from a Wildflower: "Show your true colors | Delight in simple pleasures | Celebrate your natural beauty | Open up! | Spread seeds of joy | It's OK to be a late bloomer | Be wild and wonderful!"

Orchid cotton t-shirt
wildflower-themed t-shirt

Wildflowers are so reliably pretty that they won the heart of a First Lady of the United States, Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson (December 22, 1912 - July 11, 2007), who devoted her post-White House years to their preservation via the National Wildflower Research Center, which she co-founded on her 70th birthday, on December 22, 1982, with her wildflower-loving friend, actress Helen Hayes (October 10, 1900 - March 17, 1993).

"Lady Bird" believed that "Where flowers bloom, so does hope."

 

Allotting space for a triptych of gardens -- flower, vegetable, and wildflower -- is a lifelong personal concern for me.

My favorite wildflower is chicory (Cichorium intybus), which lines my rustic driveway.

In honor of chicory and its pleasing blue flowers, I named my house "Chicory Cottage."

Advice from a Wildflower: Putty-colored cotton-blend hat

caption: "Show your true colors / Open up / Spread seeds of joy / Be wild and wonderful!"
wildflower-themed hat

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company commemorates the natural exuberance of wildflowers with "Advice from a Wildflower":

"Show your true colors | Delight in simple pleasures | Celebrate your natural beauty | Open up! | Spread seeds of joy | It's OK to be a late bloomer | Be wild and wonderful!"

 

"Advice from a Wildflower" is available via Amazon as hats, sweatshirts, and t-shirts.

  • Orchid, a light tone of purple, gentles the background of wildflower t-shirts.
  • Lavender, a pale tint of violet, serves as a lovely, soothing background for the sweatshirts.

"Advice from a Wildflower" presents a pleasing palette which simply has to be included in outdoor outfits.

For me, wearing "Advice from a Wildflower" apparel is an affirmative reminder of Lady Bird's appreciation of wildflowers as purveyors of hope.

 

Advice from a Wildflower: Lavender cotton-blend sweatshirt

wildflower-themed apparel

Conclusion: Gardens as expressions of hope

 

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's garden-themed products in their "Advice From" line constitutes a bouquet of endearing offerings which perfectly honors the wonderful space occupied by gardens worldwide.

To expand on former First Lady Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson's descriptive equation of flowers with hope, gardens exemplify hope.

  • The journey from seed to full-growth plant is perilous, dependent upon so many factors beyond the seed's control.
  • Every gardener and garden lover hopes for successful plantings.

The realization of that which was hoped for invites further hoped-for gifts in the form of welcome visitors, such as:

  • butterflies,
  • honey bees,
  • hummingbirds, and
  • ladybugs.

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's garden-themed "Advice From" apparel is a testament in fabric to the hoped-for gifts of gardens and their welcome guests. 

 

Plays In The Dirt ~ Serene Green cotton t-shirt

garden-themed apparel

Acknowledgment

 

My special thanks to:

  • Talented artists and photographers/concerned organizations who make their fine images available on the Internet;
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for superior on-campus and on-line resources.

 

the end which is also the beginning
the end which is also the beginning

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Garden - Bug off: Natural-colored t-shirt

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Me and my purrfectly purrfect Maine coon kittycat, Augusta "Gusty" Sunshine

Gusty and I thank you for reading this article and hope that our product selection interests you; Gusty Gus receives favorite treats from my commissions.
DerdriuMarriner, All Rights Reserved
DerdriuMarriner, All Rights Reserved
Updated: 08/19/2014, DerdriuMarriner
 
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