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I had a question from Marilyn, one of our gardeners here at Horizon House.img_3631  Her question was:

“Have you considered giving us your thoughts on what “gardening” means for you irrespective of you physical contact with plants, soil, and digging.”

That’s interesting.  No longer do I get my fingers in the dirt (or very rarely).  So, how can I consider myself a “gardener”?

Once I became a Master Gardener, I immediately began to help folks less knowledgeable than I, with their gardening questions.  At that time I was still gardening A LOT!  But, I manned a gardening Hot Line.  It was fun and I learned a ton more that way.  I looked up MANY questions, because I just didn’t know the answers.  I have learned that I will NEVER know enough!  Not only that, it changes!

I wrote a monthly gardening column in the Wethersfield Post, in Connecticut  where we lived at the time.  When we moved to New Hampshire, in 1992, I started writing a gardening blog  and have been doing that ever since.

I began to teach gardening courses for ILEAD (Institute for Lifelong Education At Dartmouth) in New Hampshire.  (ILEAD has now joined OSHER.)

Finally, I wrote a book entitled: “A Year in My New England Garden”.  It is for gardeners Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 11.29.58 AMeverywhere.  It has a gardening calendar, as well as fun gardening vignettes, that I accumulated over all those years of blogging and gardening.

So, I would have to say that my gardening is now a venture in helping gardeners everywhere.  Here at Horizon House, I have taken on the responsibility of Chair of the Gardening Committee, which has it’s challenges, but I truly enjoy…because I am still helping gardeners!

I hope that answered your question Marilyn!


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My book, “A Year in My New England Garden”, can be a wonderful way to share the fun of gardening with your friends and neighbors!Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 11.29.58 AM

The tiny stories will make you smile about the adventures of gardening in New England, while the calendar in every monthly chapter, will help ANY gardener-no matter WHERE they/you live!  It addresses gardening chores for the vast majority of the United States, except perhaps the deep south.

The book is primarily a gardening calendar with chores listed in a chronological manner so you’ll know exactly what to do, and WHEN!

It’s cost is less than $10.00, so it makes a great small gift, perfect for taking along for a hostess who loves gardening…or is still learning the “finer arts of a green thumb”!

I hope you’ll give it a try!

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