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RE: was Cyclamen / now Master Gardeners

I think the only way she can "enjoy" gardening is that people tell her how
great her yard looks.  It does look good, but that's only because her
husband is one wonderful gardener himself.  He just doesn't get any credit
for it.  

Personally, I won't take credit (good or bad) for something I didn't really
do.  And you are right Ceres, I don't see the fun in it at all.  But when
another neighbor, kid or friend comes over and sees this or that blooming
profusely and comments on how pretty it is or how healthy it is, or asks how
I got it to grow that big, then I feel pretty good working with the plants
the good Lord has given me to tend. :>D  Actually, I don't really need
anyone to come over and complement me on anything, just viewing dainty,
delicate blossoms, seeing vibrant giants of plants or smelling the sweet
nectar of a rose surrounded by sweet alyssum is a pretty good boost all on
its own. 

Maybe the other psudo-gardener types have more fun playing "Tom Sawyer"
seeing how convincing they can be that double digging really is fun or that
getting your knuckles cut up with chicken wire protecting bulbs from
squirrels is a true joy.  

Of such is life.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Pamela J. Evans
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 12:42 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: was [CHAT] Cyclamen / now Master Gardeners

Amen to that Ceres.  Joy in a job well done is its own reward.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Cersgarden@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 10 Nov 2003 11:50:15 EST

>In a message dated 11/10/03 7:12:48 AM, wmorgan972@ameritech.net writes:
><< Or are they like one of my
>neighbors who has her husband do all the digging and tending, just pointing
>where he is to put this or that? >>
>This blows my mind.  How can this be enjoyable?  I can not sit in my garden

>even thru I have a number of benchs placed about.  The joy is in the labor.
>    Ceres
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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