"My final Words of Wisdom for the Year," by the Whistling Gardener

Steve Smith shares his final words of wisdom for the year. Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

As we wind down the final days of the gardening season I find myself struggling to find something to say that will seem profound and lasting.

In light of all the political and worldly trauma, the suffering and hunger and homelessness and generally disgusting things that mankind continues to do to one another, talking about the garden seems so trite. And yet, for me (and I suspect many of you), spending time in the garden is what keeps me sane.