Monday, February 05, 2007

Gardening is Like a Drug

Blackswamp Girl left a comment under my last post and that led me to her blog to see what someone with such an interesting "handle" could be blogging about. Be sure to read her interesting post and the subsequent comments about Gardening and Artistry. She suggests that gardeners are artists. I must admit that I feel like I employ some artistic principles when I lay out my beds and plan my plantings. But I garden first and foremost for the thrill the color gives me. My thrice daily walks to inspect the garden make me smile and make my heart beat faster. The sense of accomplishment/success is also not to be ignored. I guess it is a little strange to think about the physical effort that has gone into my garden, vs what I get out of it. Many people would (and do) question it. But I know that many of you understand because for many of us gardening is like a drug and we are addicted!!!

Looking over the rest of her blog I noticed a beautiful picture of Chasmanthium. That reminded me that I took gazillions of pictures of mine last fall. A few turned out quite nicely, so here is yet another picture of the very photogenic seedheads of Northern sea oats.

Chasmanthium latifolium


Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

Thanks for the compliments--and I definitely know what you mean about the payoff vs. the physical labor! :)

Your picture of Northern sea oats beats the heck out of mine... I love that darker color on the seedheads. I kept watching to see if mine would do that, but no luck. Maybe when they get older and bigger? (They were just small quart pots when I bought them this year.)

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