15 October 2010

Friday cartoon: planting bulbs

sackvillebulbs
This weeks cartoon is a little different. More serious than silly. But I read something this week, and can't get it out of my mind... This says something about the real reason I garden. If you don't get it, don't worry -- Friday silliness will return next week.

10 comments:

Carol said...

I get it. Very poignant.

allanbecker-gardenguru said...

Very profound!!!!!!
Beautifully illustrated.
The drawing and commentary reflect your serious side as well.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I love that. It reminds me of Katharine White, planting things she knew she would not live to see, and writing about it to Elizabeth Lawrence.

Laurie Brown said...

I knew a woman who, dying of ovarian cancer, planted obsessively, knowing she'd never see all those daylilies or roses bloom. She planted as a legacy, a gift to the future...

Kat said...

Hi Joseph, Found your blog via a link on Annie's Annuals. I love this cartoon. So much about gardening is about the entire process, not just the results. From seed to compost it all makes me smile. Glad I found ya here. Look forward to poking around a bit when I have more time.

danger garden said...

I read that a couple of months ago and have thought about it a time or two since.

Enjoyed reading the other comments too.

Greensparrow said...

Thank you so much for the comments everyone. I'm glad this idea struck a chord with you as well.

Annie in Austin said...

Lovely drawing and sentiment, Joseph. Thank you.
I remember being knocked over by the old B/W 1939 movie "Dark Victory". It was on TV back when I was a young gardener. In that story it's Bette Davis planting bulbs that she will never see in bloom.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Emmanuelle Ares said...

This is exactly why we garden. Sometimes it feels good to step back from everyday chores and paperwork to remember that after all, landscaping and gardening is a way to give life, as a gift, for the beauty of it or the perenity or it. Thanks

Lauren Scheuer said...

beautiful. I just found your blog through a facebook friend.
Love your little images.