I came across a t-shirt the other day that read, “I love gardening from my head tomatoes,” and I laughed. It’s funny because it’s true. I love every aspect of gardening. I’ve never stopped to analyze the whys of it until that t-shirt. Gardening, according to Wikipedia, is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. That may be true but for me, gardening is so much more.
I’ve always loved plants and was known to have a green thumb. It was the standard joke in our house that after Mom killed the plants, I would nurse them back to life. And so it went, Mom brought them to me with dry, curling brown leaves, all lifeless and pathetic.