The Clueless Gardener

"fanaticus sine potestas"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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Thank you, peonies

Just a quick note to say the obvious: that gardening can relieve stresses, make one forget one's troubles, make one believe in possibilities, marvel at the universe's infinite variety of life, transforms one into an optimist [even if it's only while you're out in the garden itself], can fill one's heart with unexpressible joy. Just like I felt last Tuesday night, November 4, 2008, at about 11 pm eastern standard time...Over the last eight years, if it weren't for my poppies, peonies, iris, nicotianas, daisies, campanulas, coneflowers, thyme carpets, clematis, and especially my Heavenly Blue morning glories, the political despair I was feeling would have been overwhelming.....say it with flowers, indeed!!!