The garden is a grand place to fly your freak flag high. Like growing
wildly colored azaleas in brazen rows? Shearing your hedge to resemble a
giant llama? Accenting spent poppy seed pods with hot pink spray paint?
You go, gardener. You go.
I believe gardening is an act of rebellion. In our manufactured world
of big box stores, packaged meat, and shrink-wrapped vegetables, we
gardeners who grow food from our own soil do it ourselves. I revel in
being that rebel.
I believe everyone has a green thumb. You just may not know it yet.
The belief in yourself and the will to make things grow go hand-in-hand.
Coax yourself and coax that seed. It takes care, reflection,
thoughtfulness, and patience — things we can all benefit from nurturing
I believe I've always been a gardener...
Read my entire gardening manifesto in the latest Cultivating Life column over at PQ Monthly.