Gardening and Growing Together: A Shared Passion for Kent Garden Club
As the Kent Garden Club gears up for its 2023 theme, “gardening and growing together,” it’s an excellent opportunity to reflect on our earliest experiences in the garden. For many of us, these memories are some of the most cherished moments of our lives. Whether it was planting marigolds with our parents or counting caterpillars with our children, gardening has always been a way to connect with the natural world and with each other.
As for myself, I remember vividly planting marigolds with my mom and sister when I was very young. We laugh today at the story of my sister filling tulip cups with water. Later on, in high school, my best friend and I landed a job at a greenhouse planting begonias in flats. Mr. Fischer, our boss, would pick us up from school and bring us to the greenhouse to work. We were best friends, working alongside one another, making memories that would last a lifetime.
Now that I have children of my own, I have continued this tradition of spending hours in the garden, planting sunflowers, counting caterpillars, and exploring paths together. Gardening has become a way for my family to bond, learn about the natural world, and foster a love for the environment.
Today, as part of the Kent Garden Club, we have chosen to be active in our shared passion for gardening. The theme of “gardening and growing together” provides an opportunity for us to build upon our shared experiences and create new memories with our fellow gardeners. Whether we are planting a community garden, sharing tips and tricks for growing our favorite flowers, or simply enjoying the beauty of nature together, we are all connected by our love for gardening.
As we embark on this new gardening season, let us take a moment to reflect on our earliest experiences in the garden and how they have shaped our love for this wonderful hobby. And let us look forward to the new memories we will create together as we continue to grow and garden as a community.