The eclectic gardener confesses: “I admit to engaging in a bit of shameless crowing. A ripe tomato in June!” But she makes up for it by sharing her guidelines for “the particular style of understatement peculiar to gardeners.” I have to admit I’m not very good at understatement. But at least I’ve never cackled.
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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