The Gift of Gardening
Report From An Opinionated Gardener – April 21
I understand that not everyone loves to work outdoors. There was a consultation customer that made this clear when she said, “I just want to start this off by telling you that for me, a good time gardening is when I put the golf clubs in the trunk of the car and go to the club for the day.”
It’s great when a client is honest and direct…it’s much easier to help that person with his/her landscape when everything is clear from the start. That said, part of me thinks that it’s kind of a shame that this woman got more pleasure from the out of doors when she was swinging a golf club instead of sitting in her own back yard. Oh well.
This opinionated gardener views a day working in her landscape as a gift. To be outdoors listening to birdsong, breathing fresh air and be surrounded by plants? Heaven. To have a stretch of unscheduled time to putter and plant? Luxury. To put effort into the creation of a beautiful, healthy environment? Priceless.
After a stressful day filled with unexpected family crises, I’m blessed to have a day ahead of me when there is work to do. Garden work. What a blessing.