Why I love to Garden!

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.

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The Gardens

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.

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