Sneeze, itch and sweat

I’m not a gardener.  I enjoy the final outcome, either flowers or tomatoes but spending time outside makes me sneeze, itch and perspire.

On the other hand, I know there are people who find great joy in digging and growing.  I have a heroine in the third book of the Tales from Butternut Creek series who finds healing through gardening but I don’t understand why she would.  I’d love to hear from you about why you love gardening and your opinion on how digging and planting could heal that heroine.   Thank you.

4 thoughts on “Sneeze, itch and sweat

  1. In Minnesota, we wait all winter long for the earth to become warm again so that we can plant. I love gardening! Digging in dirt, potting annuals, arranging them so that it pleases. Sore and stiff body, sneezing nose–doesn’t matter! We have 15 year old huge geraniums that are saved over each year in our heated garage. Fall comes and most of the hard work is pulled up and put in the trash. Yet we have saved 65 potted flowers in our garage. This time of year, I water them, pinch off dead leaves, smell the fragrance, and breathe in Spring when the snow still covers the ground. It does a weary soul good!

    1. I’m delighted you love to garden. If there weren’t people like you, the world would not be as beautiful as it is. For some, gardening does do a weary soul good. For others, it just make a weary body even more tired. Thanks for dropping in!

  2. Your charming and winsome face on this “blog” brings more smiles than flowers, Jane. “Some people, like flowers…give pleasure just by being there”. Thanks for “being here”…bringing pleasure through your creative writings, humor and charm.

  3. Judy–Thank you for your kind words. You definitely bring smiles and joy and always have. Readers: I’ve known Judy for more years than either of us want to confess. She’s so positive about everything.

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