She introduces “Familiar prettiness” (collected in A Joy of Gardening) with the following paragraph:
The more one gardens, the more one learns; and the more one learns, the more one realizes how little one knows. I suppose the whole of life is like that: the endless complications, the endless difficulties, the endless fight against one thing or another, whether it be green-fly on the roses or the complexity of personal relationships.
A nice take on the labour involved in gardening and in the cultivation of relationships as per Vita Sackville-West. The more and the endless — it seems almost hopeless but we carry on.
And so for day 626