Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gardeners tend to happiness.

If they are not, at the moment, happy in their official, famous life, they can start hanging out with the plants they care for, and, hey, presto, they are happy.

I feel like the most grounded words I've read on global warming are from Robin Land Fox, who writes about gardening in the weekend "Financial Times" newspaper.

While he's writing about the theme of the week--bulb plants, catalogs, etc.--he will matter-of-factly not that England, where he gardens, is having longer growing seasons, warmer weather, more gardening possibilities. Not a whiff of the dire "what if?" common in global warming writing, but straightforward statements that for English gardeners the situation has changed for the more. He's happy.