Garden Meditation

I can’t believe how quickly the time is passing!

We are mid way through 2016 already, my garden is brimming with growth and activity. I absolutely love this time of year! I want to walk around the garden pulling weeds, planting new things, sharing plants that need to be thinned out--the work never ends… 

This year I have re-connected with my garden and I am so grateful. Over the past several years, I didn’t love it. It felt like a chore, but this year is different. I can't seem to spend enough time gardening--it is my refuge. It's where I slow down, sit and sip in the beauty and enjoy the many years of labor that I spent creating it. 

Here are some photos I took of my garden recently.

 

Many people ask if I grow the flowers that I use in my arrangements for weddings & events. The truth is that I planted most of my garden before I began my floral design business. If I had planned out the garden I would have planted different things that are more hardy for use as cut flowers.

There are some things I love to use though, like mint and some interesting foliage.

Usually, things are not blooming when I need them for a wedding. Honestly, I always seem to enjoy the flowers in the garden more than I do when I cut them for myself. I do love sharing flowers from my garden with friends!

I hope summer lingers the way winter did this year and we all get to sit, slow down, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.