I would like to extend many thanks to this year’s features. I always take great pleasure in reading about their gardening journeys. Whether it’s their first attempt or they’ve been gardening for decades, both perspectives are invaluable for others within the gardening community. This group in particular seemed to emanate the “just go for it” vibe and I love it! Each year, no matter how good you become at gardening, will prove challenging in different ways but that’s part of the experience. Embrace it, embrace the failures, embrace the lessons and the successes will come. These gardeners really made me rethink how I measure my own gardening successes. Perhaps all of the peppers don’t have to be perfect, perhaps getting some zucchini before the powdery mildew sets in is enough, perhaps a lousy bean harvest this year isn’t necessarily a failure. Maybe it’s more about being grateful for every harvest, big or small, and enjoying the process. A garden is the perfect way to compliment your other hobbies, like woodworking or crafting culinary masterpieces that benefit your health. The best part? Each garden is different in design, content and purpose, and they’re all beautiful.
I hope you enjoyed reading about the 2020 Features’ gardens and if you’ve been on the fence about giving this green thumb thing a try, I hope they’ve inspired you to just go for it. If you have any questions for me or for any of the the gardeners featured, feel free to comment below. I wish you all the best with fall plantings, harvests and seed saving efforts. Cheers, friends!