time, mid-May: right time for spring gardening in Colorado.
was raised on a small farm and afterward, in a city environment
(various cities, several countries around the world), I have always
persisted on gardening, with a mixed success. Gardening in Colorado
is a real test of my gardening willpower: after countless failures
in this semi-arid climate, the main benefit could be that I became
more tolerant to my own insufficiencies.
are good people. Gardeners are amateur farmers and theyíre good
are millions of people who take pleasure from growing flowers or
vegetables in their small gardens in the summer or keeping pots of
them going inside their homes in the winter. They nurture life and
offer hope for the world. There are some decent people.
and encouraging a garden takes virtues most of us donít have.
Rooney: Gardeners are Good People, in Common Nonsense,
PublicAffairs, New York, 2002.