"Gardening is a peaceful and serene way to invest time, and makes an excellent avocation. Peaceful and serene, yes, but not lonely. When you are next out in the garden, any natural garden, take a moment to stop, look and listen. Pause, pay attention, observe, and you cannot help but notice the activity going on all around.
You will see bees and butterflies, hard at work moving from plant to plant. The birds will have flown away as you approach, but not far, they are waiting for you to depart to get back to work. "
This Friday (Feb 13) I begin a two part article on bringing birds, bees and butterflies into your garden.