Learned for a lifetime...
...and wrote it down for us
Some days a journal seems silly, and yet another listing of what
you planted might seem trivial. Yet long term records and evolving
impressions and processes are exactly what turn into gold for those
who come later. So keep your notes. Who knows which gardener will
discover or develop something that brightens the gardening world 50
years from now?
Two shining stars in the ranks of those who never stop learning,
and likewise keep on recording, are Michael Dirr and Alex Shigo.
Treated for most of their adult lives with reverence approaching
awe, they might have withdrawn to a well deserved pedestal, but
nope, not these two. Horticultural wizards yet approachable, real,
We'll leave it to you to look up their work, in case you don't
already know it. When you do, and you've picked your jaw back up
off the ground over the wonder of it all, come back here. Look then
at these notes (below) so you can appreciate how they really might
be just the gardener next door.