Do I garden because I love it? Is gardening something that's simply in my genes?
In her last years, the Mama would sit in her garden or at the kitchen table and ask, "Who will take care of the garden when I die?"
"Don't worry," I would tell her.
That's what I liked about the Mama. She didn't ever ask me to tend to her garden when she was gone. She didn't want me to feel obligated.