What an awesome quote!
Unfortunately, googling told me that nobody knows who originally said this, so the author is unknown.
I’ve never thought about gardening in this light before — when I saw this line it was like a new world opened up in my mind!
Ben and I have been talking about the future a lot lately. It’s exciting and scary at the same time.
I’ve never been one for huge plans before, but realize now that by planting a garden this year, I am actually committing myself to this house for a while, committing my life to this location.
I do really like this house, but I’m still not sold on the neighborhood. I know that if push comes to shove, I can garden anywhere, but I really don’t want to move again anytime soon, so I’m hoping that the plantnappers and thieves have taken their fill of our things, and that better lighting at night will mean I feel comfortable here for a long time to come.
It’s hard not to think of the future in Spring, I think — so many things are pushing their way out into the sun and creeping slowly upwards. I’m hoping everything looks really lovely in the Summer because of the things I am doing now.
I snapped this photo today of one of my scarlet runner beans finally coming out — if this doesn’t say ‘Spring’ I don’t know what does!
These beans were freaking huge, too. Much larger than the king of blues variety I purchased. I can’t wait to see it climbing on the fence behind it and producing some flowers and then eventually giving me beans :) It’s exciting to think about!
Last year I cheated a bit and bought most of my plants as seedlings, so I didn’t have to wait horribly long to see results. I admit I’m not very good at waiting when I’m excited about things, so this waiting stuff has me a bit stir-crazy. Grow little plants, grow!
What are you looking forward to?