The diversity in plants, trees and flowers, and in the people who garden, along with the location of our gardens, is what I enjoy the most about being a gardener.
There is always so much to learn! One could study horticulture for a lifetime and not find all of the answers. True gardeners share their knowledge, their harvest, and their joy with others. As we know by visiting each other's homes, no two people will create the exact same garden. Gardeners turn their spaces into a canvas and then offer their creations for others to enjoy. Some of us love flowering plants, others like the unique quality of succulents, some like propagating, and still others enjoy creating a sustaining garden to feed their families. In my opinion, it would be a very boring landscape if all of us planted the same way.
Let's celebrate our diverstiy, support each other's art and continue our own growth through practical education and through our programs. A friend gave me a plaque, author unknown, which reads, "All Gardeners Live in Beautiful Places...Because They Make Them So." We can all create a more beautiful world by sharing our plants and our knowledge with one another and with our communities.