Thought Provoking List

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Found via Marmalade.ca: Ten things that gardening has taught me. I strongly agree with some of the items on the list, and disagree with others. I think plenty good can be said about weeding, and I don’t think “geraniums are to gardening what parsley is to cooking.” But then, I use parsley for flavoring, not decoration. The commenters had their own words of wisdom to add.

I always find things to blog about when I should be doing something else. In this case, phone calls. I hate making phone calls. Especially to insurance companies.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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bill June 24, 2005, 7:06 pm

Gardening is about 90% weeding. Unfortunately.