You get beautiful blooms, from bud to maturity. You get scent. You get stunning foliage. You get a full, rounded growth habit. You get a rose which is easy to partner with other plants. You get health. You get joy, over and over and over again.
I am thankful for moments of quiet. In between meetings, I open the window, and breathe.
Gardening is the perfect antidote to inertia or workaholism. Find your sensory pleasure, games to play and flow state here…
The poppies and peonies will be here soon. For now, I will sit here drinking my coffee, appreciating the twinkling from the rose foliage.
I am a tulip devotee. I see them as a reward for getting through winter. They are a celebration life.
A video walk around the garden.
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
That has such people in ’t!
There will be dark times, there will be light. There will be time to open up, time to close down. We’re all learning.
For just a short while, they will open their petals, expose their hearts and share their gifts. They will be rocked and buffeted. They will sing, weep, laugh, give, receive, learn.
Some more planting space would be welcome. We thought this as we gazed out at the lawn.
The small things can make a huge difference…
At this time of year, I become intensely aware of light. I drive to work as the sun is rising, and I drive home as it is setting. Fortunately for me I drive in the right direction to enjoy the splendour, driving eastish in the morning and westish in the evening. Sunrise and sunset can…