This blog is about growing tropical-looking plants in the Phoenix, Arizona area



April 5, 2016

Working in the garden when you're not feeling well


As someone who has spent a LOT of time recovering from some illness, or injury, I like working in the garden when I'm not feeling well.

Somehow it appeals to me more than rearranging my stamp collection (no, I don't have a stamp collection) or doing all of those things that people recommend when you're not quite sick, or injured, enough to be in bed, but not quite well, either. And I suppose it has to do with how much effect can be obtained in the garden with such little effort.

I like planting things. I like preparing a tiny part of planet earth, planting something, and watching it grow. Mine is a garden of puttering, or "futzing".

I'm experimenting mostly, and most of my experiments have failed. But I just plant something else, and hope for the best. The effect over twenty years has been pleasing. My memory for my failures is poor, and I focus on what's in front of me, or what I have planned.

My garden is good medicine for me.
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