Grateful for Gardening

As we celebrate our tiny Thanksgivings this week (three people in my group, rather than the usual 22), we’ll have plenty of time to remember how much there is for which we can give thanks. There are big things to be grateful for, such as front-line health care workers, the scientists developing vaccines and the…

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Thankful for Gardeners

If we were of a more poetic nature, we would add a line or two to the poem below about being thankful for gardeners who support MSHS and other garden groups. We could not grow our programs, or germinate the love of gardening in young people or spread the love of gardening like good, rich…

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Green Thoughts: 'Incredible Peace'

  Just being in a garden gives me incredible peace, like being in a foreign cathedral on a hot afternoon, when there’s nobody around, only the sun beaming from high above, lighting up motes of dust. Somewhere I can gather all my thoughts and deal with them, slowly and quietly, one at a time. —Helen…

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Green Thoughts

Though the purpose of horticulture is all about control — asking nature and particularly plants to submit to cultivation at our hands — it’s also where everything is totally out of control. Things die when they feel like it (making big holes). Others self-sow where you didn’t place them, outlining and then coloring in prettier…

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