I would be the first to admit that I’m behind on my garden blog reading. So it was only today, when I was supposed to be doing something much more necessary on the computer, that I discovered Does Your Garden Overwhelm You? Try this! It figures a maturing gardener would have such words of wisdom. I myself have long held (in regards to gardening) “if it’s not fun, don’t do it!” but I was never smart enough (or was it well-to-do enough) to hire someone to do the “hateful” chores so I had more time to garden. I just didn’t do the chores and my house looks it. Oh, well. My favorite tip from this post: “I never hired a gardener because they tend to be very free with chemicals and hedge clippers. NOT a good combination.”
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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