Time and Gardens

Marjorie Harris
In the Garden: Thoughts on Changing Seasons

She begins her book with autumn.

I want this to be the richest, most satisfying time for the garden. If I draw enough sensual satisfaction from the autumn months, it will somehow help transport me over the long distances of winter and right into spring. So I cram myself with sensation and color and most years I do pretty well at convincing myself this is a beginning not an ending of the year.

I would claim that a true gardener is mindful of all seasons no matter what the calendar says. The imagination carries the gardener through the changes wrought by weather and time. Gardening is not only an art of place, it is also a time-based practice.

And so for day 3003

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