During these cold days…

“In these cold days, the birds and small animals that remain around the house and garden struggle to find food. In this dormant season, the birds are all that remain of the animated summer landscape. In return for our enjoyment of their beautiful colors and...

The Peaceful Garden

“A peaceful garden–simple or harmonious to look at, restful to sit in–is a place of balance, sufficiently demanding of your time to be satisfying without enslaving you. It’s the place where you feel free to be sad, happy or even a little...
The Garden as Art

The Garden as Art

“Art is a stimulator of consciousness. When we bring art into our daily lives, it helps us rise above our mundane existence to experience visions—both our own and those inspired in others. Gardens, too, are works of art. Every garden is a masterpiece, whether it is a...

Cultivating A Sense of Place

Claire Sawyers in “The Authentic Garden,” (2007) explores the following five principles that she states “help instill a sense of authenticity.” The five principles are: 1. Capture the sense of place; 2, Derive beauty from function; 3. Use...

Mid-Winter Quote

Each of us with our tiny plots of earth is part of a much larger community. Our soil is a portion of an enormous colony of living organisms that reside with particles of minerals and organic matter to cloak the globe. Growing plants links each of us to gardeners and...