The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic,
always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing
something better than they have ever done before.
– Vita Sackville-West, 1892 – 1962
Vita Sackville-West was an English author, poet and gardener. She was known for her exuberant aristocratic life, her passionate affair with the novelist Virginia Woolf, and Sissinghurst Castle Garden, which she and her husband, Sir Harold Nicolson, created at their estate.
I love that gardeners are optimists. They are also very generous by nature as a rule. I also think they are great company!
Last evening I had the pleasure of spending the evening with fellow gardeners. The Heights Garden Club met at the Heights Fire station for our August meeting. Much nicer to be inside during the summer. We had a meet and greet and plant and seed swap. I hope we turn this into an annual event.
There was food donated by club members and drinks provide by the club. The room was buzzing with laughter and chatting as we met new people and caught up with friends. There were plants everywhere that people brought from there own gardens.
We had good fun raffling them off. Keeping the room quiet was not easy with all the excitement.
Local business donated door prizes. Joshua of Joshua’s Native plants was there and he brought some wonderful plants. We had a gift certificate from Quality Feed on North Main. Wabash Feed donated a beautiful peach tree. Buchanan’s gave us boxes to help get the plants home. San Jacinto Environmental Supplies gave us a 40lb. bag of Microlife.
Desert Dweller said:
Optimistic and never satisfied – many designers, too. No wonder as a landscape architect who’s into gardens, that I’m how I am! And no wonder how good the mood was at the 2013 garden bloggers fling, even with so many people unable to take the inland valley heat…that good vibe overwhelmed any hint of San Francisco being considered unfriendly.
Not with gardeners! Maybe they should all garden?
Laurin Lindsey said:
I love the idea of all of us being gardeners! It is why I connect gardening to learning life’s lessons. I was just at a steering committee meeting last evening for our local garden club and our main goal is building community through the shared interest of gardening. Gardening connects us to the earth and helps us remember that life is not predictable. I was so inspired by the post after the SF 2013 fling I finally started my blog that I had been planning for a couple of years! Going to this years fling has re energized me on so many levels and made me feel part of something bigger. : )
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