Why do I garden? 1. to create a landscape of continuous color and texture. 2. to be outdoors after being relegated to a cubicle and computer all day/week. 3. the challenge. It's a challenge to start something from a tiny seed...and to nurture it until it plays its part in the garden. 4. to experiment. Try new things and feel free to create. 5. it's an escape from this world we live in, where everything is rush-rush, to observe and enjoy the life that inhabits the spaces you create. 6. to get through the sometimes long, gray, cold winter- the greenhouse and my sunny porch provide a great environment to start plants and watch something grow when everything else is dormant. That's pretty much it.