I have been away one year short of a decade. There is lots of gardening to do. It is not that a man can’t tend the garden. Yes, men can mow, turn the soil, weed whack, uproot the invasive blackberry vine, chop up the fallen trees and fill the wood shed. In a little corner plant some vegetables and prune the fruit trees.
My touch calms the plants, brings nourishment and mulch to their roots. Old blooms are removed, dead branches clipped. I tend to little things. See a bug before it eats the whole plant. Build a nursery bed and let seedlings grow. Know the life cycle of a common weed and notice the small wild dogtooth violet and try to cultivate it. Go beyond the obvious and hope he remembers.
force beyond control
found knee deep in the garden
speak of little things