It Really Is All About Me
|The Grey Gardener
By Patsy Bell Hobson
"The love of gardening is a seed once sown never dies ..."
Some folks regard a green thumb as a gardening asset. In my experience, grey hair works better than a green thumb.
have given talks on a variety of topics including herbs, forcing bulbs,
container gardening - almost any topic, answered questions, offered
advice when asked. I enjoyed sharing my garden on tour, but most of
all, I like to garden. Or to “Get out in the dirt,” as Grandma used to
I gave talks as a volunteer Master Gardener and even answered the
Master Gardener hotline for awhile. I spoke as member of the National
Gardeners Of America and the Plant Doctor at the Flower Lawn and Garden
Finally, the blessed day came when I retired from education. I quit
dyeing my hair. I became instantly wiser when my hair came in grey. Now
folks seek my advice about herbs, house plants, lawns, vegetable
They figure "this ol’ gal knows what she’s talking about. She must
have been growing plants a long time." And now that I am no longer a
blond, they listen to me.
I have learned a few things along the way. I’ve gardened all my life.
But as a woman with grey hair, I must have, somehow, become a wiser
gardener. At least some folks think so.
Me. Waiting For That Infamous "Check In The Mail."