Now that I am well settled in my the sixth decade, I thought to write of my experiences of gardening when the season and the garden, permits.
We purchased our home in 2013 with nothing but an empty back plot of weeds and mature trees. I have slowly transformed it into an ornamental cottage garden for God’s glory and our pleasure. This blog is its story as I learn and grow with the garden.
What Thomas Jefferson wrote to Charles Wilson Peale on 20 August 1811 in his own sixth decade sits very well with me too: “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, & no culture comparable to that of the garden. Such a variety of subjects, some one always coming to perfection, the failure of one thing repaired by the success of another. Instead of one harvest a continued one thro’ the year… I am still devoted to the garden. but tho’ an old man, I am but a young gardener.”
John Flavel: “The earth must be manured, or its increase is in vain expected.” – Husbandry Spiritualized, 1674
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