I am not much of a gardener myself. I suppose I might be if I had the time. Perhaps one day I will. But for now, I’m glad they love to grow good things to eat. And as long as they are in production, I plan to be in consumption!
Another individual who loves to garden is author Allen R. Rumble. He has written a short piece titled “The Top Ten Things I Have Learned from Gardening”. I found it inspirational and thought I would post it here today.
THE TOP TEN THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM GARDENING*
10. We really do "reap what we sow". Good seeds bear good fruit.
9. Without rains and storms there is no growth - no fruit is produced.
8. When weeding, be careful! We can't always tell the difference between a nasty weed and a beautiful flower.
7. Deep roots are a good thing. Without them, we'll wither and die.
6. Pruning and trimming, as painful as it seems, actually works to our advantage.
5. In gardening, as in life, cheating does not work. Short-cuts, slipshod efforts, and neglect always show up in the quality of our garden.
4. Like anything worthwhile, beautiful gardens require attention, hard work, and commitment.
3. We cannot rush the harvest. Bearing fruit takes time and patience. Premature fruit is almost always sour.
2. Gardening and growing is a lifetime experience. We can experience growth and beauty until the day we die.
1. Fertilizer happens! In fact, nothing much grows without it.