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.

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.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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bill June 24, 2005, 7:06 pm

Gardening is about 90% weeding. Unfortunately.