Does your gardening life have its own background music? And I don't mean in the sense of elevator music, but in the sense of music whose rhythms match your own, that comforts, inspires, calms or stirs you up.
In the springtime, when the weather is more encouraging and I'm so excited to get out there and plant, the tunes in my head are all the company I need to garden for hours. But this time of year, when it's so cold and wet outside, I launch myself out the door by plugging into the warmth and liveliness of my "In the Garden" playlist. Tucking an iPod Nano into that little slit pocket in my fleece and anchoring earbuds with a warm hat, I feel fortified to cut back, clean up, and get the bulbs into the ground. Should I be embarrassed to admit my iPod has become as indispensable as a waterproof pair of gardening gloves and a sturdy trowel?
I'd love to hear about your favorite gardening tunes, the background music to your gardening life; my gardening playlist changes seasonally, but here are a few songs I'm listening to this fall:
What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong
Daydream, The Lovin' Spoonful
Nature, India Arie
1234, Feist (a bit more contemporary than most of my picks)
Season of the Witch, Donovan - definitely indicated for autumn gardening - enjoy......