I love this picture of my daughter from when she was a little girl, she’s absolutely devouring this lilac with her nose. I have no idea what her earliest garden memory is going to be when she’s grown, but almost hope it’s this one. When she and her brother were little, and my garden was still young, I’d let the kids pick out a packet of seeds. Fun for them and affordable for me.
Now that they’re older, those simple times have stayed with us. They still remember which ones they picked, and those flowers are among the favorite in our garden, anticipated every year, and we all enjoy trying new plants or ornaments in the garden. I would love to hear what everyone’s earliest or favorite childhood garden memory is, or what you like to do to pass on your joy of gardening to others.
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose – The Wonder Years