If anyone would like to share their own gardening adventures with me
- large or small, inside or out -
I would love to see them.
Just leave a link to your post in the comments.
This is one of our new neighbors that has been spending a lot of time in our garden these days.
Don't get me wrong, I like chickens, but these little ones have been tearing the place apart.
The yellow Lantana took off quite well this year.
And the Roses are still doing well.
Gardening season is ending, but planning for next year is just getting started. Happy planning to you all.
The Definition of GardeningJim just loves to garden, yes he does.He likes nothing better than to put onhis little overalls and his straw hat.He says, "Let's go get those tools, Jim."But then doubt begins to set in.He says, "What is a garden, anyway?"And thoughts about a "modernistic" gardenbegin to trouble him, eat away at his resolve.He stands in the driveway a long time."Horticulture is a groping in the darkinto the obscure and unfamiliar,kneeling before a disinterested secret,slapping it, punching it like a Chinese puzzle,birdbrained, babbling gibberish, dig anddestroy, pull out and apply salt,hoe and spray, before it spreads, burn roots,where not desired, with gloved hands, poisonous,the self-sacrifice of it, the self-love,into the interior, thunderclap, excruciating,through the nose, the earsplitting necrologyof it, the withering, shriveling,the handy hose holder and Persian insect powderand smut fungi, the enemies of the iris,wireworms are worse than their parents,there is no way out, flowers as big as heads,pock-marked, disfigured, blinking insolentlyat me, the me who so loves to gardenbecause it prevents the heaving of the groundand the untimely death of porch furniture,and dark, murky days in a large cityand the dream home under a permanent stormis also a factor to keep in mind."
from: Shroud of the Gnome,Copyright 1997.