So many of the smartest women I know garden. Perhaps it’s our nature to relax by building something beautiful. Perhaps it’s because women, nurturing so often, need this time alone—or perhaps we’re nurturing the earth.
All I know is that the absolute most relaxed and happy I am on this earth is either because I’m reading or gardening. Or, in the best of worlds, both. Recently I read LATE BLOOMERS: How to Garden with Comfort, Ease, and Simplicity in the Second Half of Life. Not only was this book a joy to read, filled with great (and simple) ideas, I found a suggestion for a tool that just about saved my life (okay, my arms.)