Gardening, Nature, Conservation

Gardening   Nature   Conservation   Growing in Nature


flower in rain drop

Hope…image by dan/freedigitalphotos.

Gardening is not merely a hobby for me. The love of working in the dirt is as much a part of me as my family roots. This activity grounds me.

I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal,
to honor the earth, to leave a mark. Through gardening, we feel whole as we make our personal work of art upon our land.
– Julie Moir Messervy, The Inward Garden, 1995, p.19

Common Wildflowers

Texas Wildflowers … just one of the subjects covered through the Texas Master Naturalist Program

Common Wildflowers in Texas




what i planted Hope Springs Eternal



Gardening is ultimately a folly whose goal is to provide delight.

– Deborah Needleman




Bird Watching: Robins

A robin rests on an icy bird bath. Image: TinaPhillips/

What I’ve Learned from the Texas Master NaturalistsProgram




Bird Watching: American Robin




baby rabbits

Wild Rabbit
Image: James Barker/

Caring for Wild Baby Rabbits









People who love this world, people who pay attention, are gardeners.
People who are invested, people who are aware. They are gardeners
regardless of whether or not they have ever picked up a trowel.
Because gardening is not just about digging. Or planting, for that
matter. Gardening is about cherishing.
– Terry Hershey, Soul Gardening, p. 159

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