What is a Garden (6)

This Thursday I share another in my series of perspectives on the question: What is a Garden? These are excerpts from the article in my eBook Guess What’s in My Garden!

A garden is an expression of environmental stewardship where we make personal decisions about watering, about fertilizers, about pesticides, about weed control, about composting, about recycling.

A garden is a battleground where we are in constant combat with thorns, weeds, sunscald, frostbite, and critters.

A garden is a funhouse!

A garden is a joy!

A garden is a sure blessing!

This is the final excerpt from the article. If you missed the earlier perspectives, here are links to them.

What is a Garden (1)

What is a Garden (2)

What is a Garden (3)

What is a Garden (4)

What is a Garden (5)

How do you answer that question: What is a Garden?

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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11 Responses to What is a Garden (6)

  1. Ah…critters! We had three deer yesterday.


  2. Christina says:

    and how could we live happily without our gardens; I know I for one couldn’t. So garden is therapy too!


  3. I truly like your blog and have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award 🙂 My nomination post is here https://a-closet-of-errors.com/2017/02/17/gratitude/ Thank you for the inspiration!


  4. Naomi Byrnes says:

    I’m really appreciating the many different aspects of life that come together in cultivating a garden – the various decisions about pesticides, species, weather etc. All those decisions to find our way through dilemmas of balancing order and surprise, protecting and nurturing, care for your own space while also caring for the wider impact … seems like a rich place for discovery and deepening care for all life

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