Gardeners are as diverse a group as you will find. The only common demonimator that I've ever seen is their love of gardening and a selfless friendliness to anyone remotely interested in gardening.
We spent hours talking about our yards, favorite and not so favorit plants. The weather and Japanese Beetles were an intermittant conversation around every turn.
Questions, suggestions, experiences and compliments flowed. Gardeners share! Not only plants, but, encouragement and a positive attitude toward the other gardener. It's an example of positive reinforcement the motivational speakers would drool over.
Shared experiences bond people and gardeners are no different. After having pulled two gazillion weeds, dealing with invasives and damaging insects, the effects of no rain - these people have compassion for the other guy.
This morning as I did my morning daylily deadheading and picture taking prior to it getting so terribly hot, I felt nurtured and pleased. Hoky perhaps - true as a fact.
Enjoy your yards as we celebrate the first of July. Know that there are other true gardeners rooting for you!