Here is a list, in no particular order, of things that make me happy I'm a gardener.
#1. A nuthatch that has come to stay..at least for a few weeks.
#2. Gardening with my favorite helper who always says "Come on Nonna! Let's garden!"
#3. Colchicums shared by my friend Kathy at Cold Climate Gardening...look closely to see the checkered pattern!
#4. My first fig...of 12 this year. I'm looking forward to the years to come when I can share, maybe with the neighbor in #10.
#5. Buffa10 fallout. After being dazzled in Buffalo I had to try to approximate some of the ideas that impressed me.
#6. Not really a gratuitous garden helper shot! This is her "touching, tasting, smelling garden" that we planted this summer. Herbs, scented geraniums, and several flowering perennials invite her to explore.
#7. The first plum of 2010.
The wisteria in its spring finery.
Buds on the plum tree letting me know spring is on its way.
Orange harvest from my neighbor's tree...he is generous enough to share!
Family, friends, food, wildlife, the chance to meet other gardeners and see gardens in far off places...it just makes me happy!