|Palm, Fern, Umbrella Tree, Bougainvillea|
So I've been thinking.... no one just happens to suddenly like to garden. We are taught by someone. Somewhere along the way, we are introduced to the plant world and we develop a love of botany. We all have fond memories somewhere. I know my girls have some not so fond memories of me dragging them to the prairie while I was taking a botany class and I was observing the plants, doing measurements, taking photos, doing drawings, and all kinds of stuff for my class. Either way, to this day, they groan at the memory and I smile. Same memory... very different perception of the experience and I still draw pictures of flowers. Sometimes we think about what we've lost since for many of us those that introduced us to the wonderful world of gardening are no longer around or spending time with us, but we really need to think about the gift we have been given. The gift we are probably passing on to another generation or two generations. Sharing a gift of loving to do something, the gift of a passion, is something we cannot quantify or pretend to have.