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  • Pocketful of Posey

A Pocketful

Welcome gardeners, Earl Grey connoisseurs,

and lovers of a good story!

Coffee addicts and those who would rather enjoy someone else's garden are just as welcome!

My name is Posey, and I am delighted to say that I'm a main character in Karen's novel. Which means that I'm made up, just a figment of Karen's imagination...

at least, that's what she thinks.

I'll leave that for you to decide as we journey together through blooms and blossoms,

foliage and fruit, season upon season.

I've gardened all my long life, from a gracious estate in Hampshire, England

to the high-desert hills of Wenatchee, Washington.

From this, Karen imagines I have something to share with you...

a pocketful of knowledge,

a bit of encouragement,

a handful of pictures.

I'm not sure about the knowledge bit,

but it would give me joy to connect with other gardeners out there

and to share what we each have learned,

both about plants and life.

They seem to have a lot in common,

do they not?

Gardening, I have found, like most things,

is a process, a never-ending cycle.

Like us, it's a beautiful blend of

science and art.

And it's also a lot of work.

When I go back inside and wash the dirt off my hands, stretch my tired back,

and grab a cuppa tea,

I love to stand at the window and look at what was accomplished, It's always worth it.

And even if what I did was small--a bit of weeding, a lavender pruned, or an edge re-cut,

there's something healing about putting my hands in the soil,

working to create order and beauty.

It's good for the soul.

I do hope you will join me in this garden journal!

And I'd love to know--do you think I'm just imaginary?

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