Giving thanks for all the wonders of the garden

Posted on: November 28, 2019 | Written By: Doug Oster | Comments

There are certainly many things to be thankful for in our lives. For many of us, just getting up every day brings with it a quiet thank you.

It’s time in the garden though that’s the focus of this story, and I’m giving thanks that I am able to spend time working in the dirt.

It’s usually a week or so after the aroma of spring filters into the garden that crocus blooms appear.

Giving thanks

Here’s my list of things I’m thankful for, and I would love to hear yours.

Seeing a tiny seed sprout and reach fruition in just a few short months.

There’s nothing like watching a tiny seedling grow to fruition.

Watching the change of the seasons in the garden.

Plenty of rain.

Sitting in the garden and watching the sun filter through the trees.

Canna ‘Bengal Tiger’ is lit by the late afternoon sun.

Exploring a plant closely to discover another world and photographing what is seen.

Tomato hornworms are fascinating.

The harvest.

Outsmarting rabbits, groundhogs and deer.

Gardening all year long.

Experiencing happy accidents in the garden.

My favorite beautiful accident in the garden. Glory of snow ‘Violet Queen blooming in consort with puschkinia.

Daffodil season.

Daffodil season is divine.

Another day with Max The Wonder Dog.

The first day when the breeze brings with it the smell of spring.

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