Resting in Winter

Who doesn’t love curling up with some hot chocolate by the fireplace, snuggling up with a blanket and a good gardening book? We can dream of what we will grow next spring, what new plant to buy, or what new herb to grow. Winter can be the darkest and the coldest of seasons, but with the chill and snow comes the holiday season, and ample moments for cozy retreat. I wonder if the snow loves the trees and bushes that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug with a white quilt: and it says,” Go to sleep till the spring comes again.” Our gardens are resting until spring when we meet March 8, 2022.

Our gardening year of 2021 is over as we planted and cared for our various community gardens. In spite of the lack of rain, our gardens did well with the help of many members who assisted with the watering. At the library garden, we had the wonderful addition of 2 fairy displays that were enjoyed by library patrons and those walking by. Monthly meetings were held outside during the summer for safety due to the COVID virus. Gratefully, the weather was mostly cooperative. In May, we had another successful plant sale that is supported by our community, which we greatly appreciate.

Now is the time for us to create what will be happening in the Burlington Area Garden club for 2022! We don’t know what the weather will be or what viruses will be among us. It is certain we don’t know what comes next. But we have the desire to go forward, slowly, one garden at a time. We create beautiful gardens with good dirt, plants and work. We provide grant money for groups who are also creating areas of garden beauty. I am looking forward to 2022 as we have the opportunity to be the doers, the people who dream of gardening beauty and are determined to make our communities more beautiful than when we found them.

A good garden is like a good book. You always enjoy starting it again.

Looking forward to 2022,

Colleen Hueber