The Gift of a Garden: Commitment

Re: Renowned Horticulurist, Dan Pearson

from The School of Life


"Gardens have given him continuity, variety, joy. In return they’ve needed him to let them unfold at their own pace, to retreat in order to bloom. They’ve required him to look and notice, to understand the habitat, to be timely. He’s had to be constant, consistent, hard-working. Along the way gardening has taught him lessons, he says, about relationships in all their forms. “You set something to grow and help it flourish. You grow alongside it. And potentially both of you, and the relationship between you, carry on getting better.”