[gardeners] Children, for Billie

flylo@txcyber.com (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 11 Oct 2001 11:00:50 -0500

Billie, take heart!  You're doing all the right things with your 
children. There may be a time when they all turn their backs on the 
soil and what grows in it, but the knowledge will be like dormant 
seeds underground. One day, one of them will sprout again!  My 
Grandfather was a keen gardener. Actually, an old frusterated 
farmer as he had to move his family from the land to the city to 
earn a living. But he always had massive gardens, lots of grafting 
experiences, etc. His (many) grandchildren never did seem to take 
after him, and that must have been hard to take. But I'm back on 
the land now, wishing I'd absorbed more of what he tried to show 
me. I have a cousin who runs a garden center in Huntsville, Tx, and 
got his degree in horticulture and other plant 'themes'. None of our 
parents (my grandfather's direct children) were especially good at 
growing things.
So, 'what you sow, so shall you reap', especially in the minds of 
children, or someone will anyhow. martha