I just want you to know I am continuing my resolve to get stronger for gardening. You got that right--it's not spring training, it's training for spring!
Gardeners know that the calendar year is an artificial construct. It's not even so much that the new year really begins in spring, as that to everything there is a season. Consequently, I find the concept of New Year's resolutions rather alien to my thinking and way of life. I am resolving to do better [...]
I myself would like to meet Death in the flower garden--falling facedown onto a cushion of Dianthus gratianopolitanus, if it's not to much to ask. ~ Elisabeth Sheldon, Time and the Gardener : Writings on a Lifelong Passion But last and best, I'd like to thank my grandmother Elizabeth McIver, long dead, who when told [...]