You can look at books, and then look at plants in your yard, and still honestly say to yourself- I have no idea what this is.
Sometimes you prune something and you realize you shouldn’t and sometimes you don’t prune when you should- sometimes it matters- and sometimes it doesn’t.
Digging weeds is one thing I can always be doing in the garden.
When somethings wilts- that’s a good time to water it.
Seeing something bloom for the first time can prompt one to dance around their yard (I have heard)…
Tending a garden can help you to stop and appreciate God’s creation- to look for that beauty everywhere.
Having a garden tends to draw birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds and many other creatures to your yard.
You learn more by doing in the garden than by reading books- sometimes you just have to get out there in the dirt and figure it out.
There is a place for planning and preparation- esp. when trying to create color from spring to fall.
Sometimes starting from seed can be vastly more rewarding than buying a plant at a garden center.
Plants die- even when we do our best to encourage them to live.
Plants make great gifts- I love the community found with those who love gardening- indoors and out. Always ready to share tips and a cutting of a plant.
Gardening can teach the benefits of hard work– the joy of taking care of something and watching it grow and flourish under your care- producing fruit or blooms that we can enjoy.