Gardens: A foolish optimist’s pastime

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You can’t plant a garden and be a pessimist.

The act of putting seeds and starts into the soil is, to me, the very essence of optimism. You’re trusting that good things will happen — the radishes will sprout, the marigolds will bloom, the tomatoes will hang heavy on the vine, just like in the

seed catalogs.


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