Looking Ahead: Lessons from the 2021 Growing Season

by: Aidan Feeney

Gardens are a place of refuge. For many of us, they provide an escape from hectic schedules and the hustle and

bustle of summer life on a crowded island. It’s perfectly natural to enjoy your walledoff personal paradise, but it is important to remember that your garden is not a selfcontained entity.

Gardens are connected and affected by the outside world in more ways than we can perceive. All these variables are what make gardening such a limitless pursuit.

John Muir said, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

Your garden is no different.

Giant trends in climate, the environment, culture and politics can affect how you garden. As the 2021 growing season comes to an end, let’s take a look at some of the lessons that can be gleaned from the events of the past year.

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