Sunday, February 1, 2009

Who is a Gardener?


A gardener is someone who knows which window has morning sun.

Someone who admires water droplets on flower petals.

Someone who enjoys the look of dirty feet and hands.

Someone who need not apologize for having dirty feet and hands.

Someone who longs for large piles of animal manure.

Someone who compliments others large piles of manure.

Someone who knows that kitchen scraps are as good as gold.

Someone who lets the spider live in the garden.

Someone who appreciates the presence of slimy frogs and toads in flower beds.

Someone who knows what can come from a teeny tiny seed.

Someone who teaches children about life through gardening.

A gardener is someone who cherishes the friendships that evolve from the love of plants.

17 comments:

Tatyana said...

Wonderful! Thanks!

tina said...

That would be me!

Ilona said...

Such lovely thoughts:) You've expressed it so well.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

That be us :-)
Very true statements.

Crafty Gardener said...

I am a gardener ... a crafty gardener :)

Machelle said...

Such true statements!
"Someone who lets the spider live in the garden."

I like this one, I can not believe it when someone tells me they killed the spiders in their garden. I then must go on to preach to them the importance of spiders.

HelenJ said...

So true!
/Helen

Barry said...

Beautiful description, Flowergirl. I would only add, someone who can't wait for winter to be over.

flowrgirl1 said...

Thanks all! It came to me before I fell asleep! I was sitting there thinking of all the funny and weird things we love!

Sue said...

What an awesome poem! Did you submit it on Gail's blog for Garden Bloggers Muse Day? I love it, except I don't love to have dirty hands, I just have them. LOL

Kris said...

Hmmm, and you say it is hard to organize words this time of year. Ha! ;-) A lovely entry!

flowrgirl1 said...

THanks so much for the great compliments! I really appreciate them. I thought of another last night but now i cant remember.

MrBrownThumb said...

Very nice sentiments.

inadvertent farmer said...

Guess that makes me a gardener...love to admire other people manure piles, lol!!! But I must say having a camel usually makes mine the biggest... Great post! Kim

Randy Emmitt said...

Thanks this is insightful to a lot of us!

Dirt Princess said...

Love this...thanks for sharing. Have a great week

goGardenNow said...

You noted that a gardener is "Someone who teaches children about life through gardening." That's how I got started. My family was full of plants-people. A dear family friend long-departed, Paul Wynsema, would let me "help" as he gardened, and would instruct me in the use of compost. I'll never get over it. Thanks for your blog post.