Why do I do this? It takes a lot of time to take and post pictures and update blogs and websites. Gardeners are in general a different breed of people and enjoy sharing. Sure, it would be nice to have recognition and make money, but I do not distract with watermarks and paid ad options or limit with copyrights. Why? For one, gardening sites that do are a turn off to me, especially ones that start off free, rely on user input, then start charging a subscription fee. Besides, if someone wants to steal my work, they are going to regardless. A bigger reason? You do not have to look far or pay a fee to find negativity and ugliness in one form or another that depresses, angers or encourages disrespect. I want to make a difference.
Look at a picture of a beautiful flower or garden and feel the happiness come over you. Walk through an overflowing garden and feel the tranquility it brings. Smell a rose and become intoxicated by its fragrance. Bite into a garden fresh piece of produce and feel the delight of the flavor. Dig your hands into beautiful soil and feel the connection with Earth and All That Is. Watch a seed sprout and you have witnessed a miracle. The garden is a wondrous place and I want to help bring its joys to the world by inspiring and educating.
"I've waited in the sun and listened to every one of the questions that you posed
and I have found the answers in the petals of a rose."
(from "Show Me The Way," sung by Liam Clancy)