I chose this theme b/c I was/am a teacher. One cannot stop being a teacher just b/c one retires! It's in the blood!
I'm looking forward to obtaining a public garden plot next summer, and getting back to what I love.
We, my family, has always had a garden. Not just for show but function. I remember as a kid having to weed the large plot we had in the yard. We live in a 3 tenement house but had a big yard that the landlord allowed use to garden.
The neighborhood I grew up in was mostly immigrants and first-generation families. Almost everyone had a garden. I had an uncle and aunt who lived across the street from us and she frew the most beautiful roses! They looked like peonies, hugh and full of petals. I remember when I "graduated" from eigth grade she gave me a hugh bouquet of them.
No matter where I've lived I have tried to have some kind of gardening in my life, evnen if it was just house plants.