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Spring Renewal and the Joy of Rewarded Patience

Gardening, like friendships and, frankly, life, is all about the Long Game.

Happy Easter, Happy Spring Renewal! Gardening, like friendships and, frankly, life, is all about the Long Game. You plant seeds, you protect and nurture, and your efforts usually pay off.

Bob started tiny Columbine seedlings under lights more than a year ago and when they were strong enough, I planted them in an amended garden along our east-facing fence. They seemed to like that spot over the winter, blessed with the morning sun, and now they delight us with their showy blooms.

By Camille Armantrout

Camille lives with her soul mate Bob in the back woods of central North Carolina where she hikes, gardens, cooks, and writes.

2 replies on “Spring Renewal and the Joy of Rewarded Patience”

Gorgeous! Good analogy you make, too. You and I found a sea bean in Nicaragua and you taught me what it was. 19 years later, I’m still learning from you and Bob! Thanks for hanging in there with me! xx

Yes, and I’m still learning from you! Come to think of it, the sea bean is nothing but a giant, heart-shaped seed. What a great symbol of our friendship. I can see my sea bean (I painted a red heart on one side) from my desk. It sits in in a glass cannister filled with sea glass on our mantle.

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