|Angel at the Door|
The first step is motivation.
Soon I added a few perennials. I took out books on gardening from the library. I talked to neighbors and family and before I knew it they were giving me starts and seeds. A tiny slice off a gigantic plant would soon become another gigantic plant. What was this power?
There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry. Ben Franklin
...Which is how I kicked up against the gardener's paradox:
As the gardener makes a garden, the garden makes them.