“Darwinian Gardening: Like everything else, gardening works best if you know yourself. If you are aware that you tend to be disorganized and inattentive, plan a garden that can accommodate this. Choose flowers that can survive a little abuse and neglect. If a flower can’t live where you planted it, it didn’t belong in your garden anyway.” This advice, while originally directed at women with ADD, is pretty darn good advice for all gardeners. Their more specific advice that follows this quote is the type of stuff I had to figure out for myself. You don’t have to be “disorganized and inattentive” to find this useful, just busy. Thanks again to Doug Welch. I’m going to subscribe to that Feedster feed just as soon as Bloglines is up and running again.
In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.
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