Horticulture - the Art of Garden Therapy
Life can sometimes become exceedingly complex. This is why I garden. It is simple, elemental, joyful, interesting and surprising. There is magic in your back yard, trust me! The pictures which I am posting to this hub are of things I have grown and nurtured, or, of the many gardens I have visited and other aspects of the changing seasons.
If you take a moment and walk into a garden, things become clarified in a way that is hard to explain. Whatever has been bugging you seems to just straighten itself out, just like the kinks in your back. The more you work the soil, the answers to your questions seem to reveal themselves without you even noticing. Yes, I think I would call that magic. Gardens are funny too, they have their own mind. They do what they want, despite someone else's determined desire to control them. They have no idea what a boundary is; they are the true free thinkers of the world.
I really enjoy the stark beauty of winter and the fireworks of fall. To me there is alchemy in how a bit of pure white snow can show a seedpod to its best advantage or, of how the colder it gets in the fall, the more vivid the fall colors become. You can really appreciate the logical order of how things grow even in the coldest parts of winter. Winter is the teacher; summer and spring are the reward for a lesson well learned. Happy gardening to you!
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