In an earlier post, we shared our gardening goals (Garden Planning – Set Goals for Your Garden). People will choose to garden for whatever purpose meets their needs. People will garden in different ways. From patio containers to large agricultural production. Traditional rows to raised beds and square foot gardening. Some like us will experiment with many ways to meet our gardening needs.
There are many other reasons people choose to garden. Activity and fitness, stress relief, get outdoors, enjoy nature, are all reasons people garden. Whatever your reason or purpose is to garden, we hope you can find the magic! That childhood sense of wonder that exudes from your garden as the landscape evolves from barren earth to green foliage bearing colourful fruit. The miracle of tiny seeds to giant sunflowers, or the white blossom to the deep red strawberry warmed in the summer sun and exploding with sweetness. The wondrous creatures that visit our gardens or inhabit the subterranean world. With no slight of hand, the magic unfolds before our eyes every day we are in the garden.
Believe in the magic of your garden and you will find it. Bring your children or grandchildren to your garden and discover the magic with them. Perhaps it is this “magic” that brings gardeners to the patch of earth we so enjoy.
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl
Until next time
Tom and Di