Thursday, May 20, 2010

How to Become a Gardener

Go past the old house,

down the gravel road (past the playground!).

You'll see a sign.

And behold the land of many gardens. Chaos from afar, but take a closer look and see,

what great care has been taken to cultivate the earth.

Don't forget that gardens need plenty of water,

and plants, like people, seem to benefit from a little structure.

Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for little pieces of beauty. They're all around.

Many thanks to my Aunt Margaret, who invited us to her little plot of paradise this morning and taught us many valuable lessons about gardening-- and sent us home with many plants and bags filled with treats. What a nice way to spend a morning.

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