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4 Apr 2008

G is for…

Filed under: abc along, Garden — Tags: , , , — Cat @ 6:00 pm

Gardening

G is for Gardening

I use the verb deliberately. I love my garden I really do, but as a gardener I also see all its faults and some. Especially as I have not been able to garden very much the last few years.

Fortunately, nature is incredibly forgiving and bulbs spout, seeds germinate, perennials erupt despite, or perhaps because of, my lack of care.

There is nothing like a few hours or even moments outside touching the earth; planting, tidying, weeding or even mowing to fill me with contentment. Another special gardening moment is when something I planned comes together: Those plants here, these vegetables ready for eating there. For a millisecond, I can ignore the weeds in that corner and the long grass amongst the blackberries, while I appreciate the new flower, vegetable, or fruit.

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4 Comments »

  1. I worked hard at cleaning up an old garden and creating an herb garden in our yard the summer before my youngest was born. Three kids kind of put the damper on my keeping up with it, never mind improving, so I watched as some of the plants succumbed to the elements or were overtaken by more vigorous neighbors. I remained a gardener (on hiatus!) and felt sad that I couldn’t find the time to keep it up, but also enjoyed watching its natural evolution. If I only had a moment to spare, I’d go work around the lavender or thyme so my hands would smell nice.

    Wonderful “G”!

    Comment by Vicki — 5 Apr 2008 @ 8:48 am

  2. Are those raised beds I see in the background? I’m branching out into gardening for the first time since childhood and both excited and nervous to see the results.

    Comment by Chou — 8 Apr 2008 @ 3:29 pm

  3. Chou,

    Yes, I have a vegetable garden and it is fun. As I said in my post, if anything doesn’t work out this year, there is always next year and the year after and …

    That is why I like gardening.

    Enjoy yours.

    Comment by Cat — 8 Apr 2008 @ 5:44 pm

  4. Thanks!

    Comment by Chou — 10 Apr 2008 @ 12:28 pm


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