The garden has matured as I have grown older.
Old gardens have evolved as new ones emerge.
Plantings encourage new visitors while old friends come and go.
Yet I struggle with new-found freedoms.
Like the gardens I can jump boundaries and begin again. The garden embraces all that is new and all that is unplanned.
Can I do the same?
THE GARDENS IN 12 PHOTOGRAPHS
A garden for a gardener is a reflection
A reflection of who they are
Each bed is a piece of a puzzle once completed mirrors the gardener’s soul
A piece of planned chaos – a piece of chromatic flora – a piece of neutral shades
Come, walk the garden paths and meet me
A touch of snow amidst a secret garden
New lights have been added
Chairs and tables are being delivered
Outdoor vignettes are popping up
And bridal colors begin to show
Twelve winter seasons at this place we call home
Twelve years of growth, of knowledge, of mistakes
Alyssum and violas have braved freezing nights
But never have Helleborus rose so confidently above a barren ground
Projects begun and completed
Dreams of those yet to come
Join with us who watch the garden grow in anticipation of what Gaia has planned for us.
All images of flowers taken January 1st, 2016 excluding the invasive orchid