Lessons I learned in my garden.

Another is flexibility. Things you plan (or plant) don’t always turn out the way you expect. So I think we have two choices: whine or adjust. The lesson for me is that we are not always in control of what happens to the plants, but the garden can still be beautiful.


Another is optimism. Put some sugar snap pea seeds in the ground in early February, and even if you get a surprise snowfall soon after, you have faith that the seeds will still sprout and give you their best. You take that gamble because you love sugar snaps and you simply trust them to flourish. So when I browsed through my local nursery recently, just for fun, I ended up buying perennials, rather than annuals, because I expect to enjoy them next year.

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