Gardening is work that mimics life. Like life, the garden is cyclical and has its own moments of success and failure, times that are slow and times that are overwhelming, moments of beauty and inevitable moments of destruction.
This season I have looked into my garden and seen my dreams and visions coming to fruition. This year in particular I have been able to stand tall and proud and say: I created this.
Every plot of tended land is an expression of the person working it. You should not be afraid to find your style: select the plants you love, think of what you want to see growing, grow them, and revel in it! Don’t think about what is in vogue or what a garden magazine presents. Every person’s land has different soils, a specific growing zone, and its own personal needs. My work is an oasis away from the world of people and technology, and when I work there I am submerged by nature and beauty.
The growing garden can be like one giant organism that needs help and support to live; and you also remember that is made up of many small organisms that all play a part in its beauty.
I am recently interested in vines and berries. So I am designing a berry patch and hops screen. This will take years to mature but it offers one of the best lessons gardening gives us: patience.