A garden allows us to create. It allows us to learn life lessons like responsibility and timeliness when we forget to water or care for a plant. It teaches us to nurture ourselves and our world. It teaches us about change. Nothing is stagnant in a garden as the seasons change. It teaches us to believe in things we thought were impossible when something finally blooms or germinates. It teaches us to grow new things and expand our horizons as we add a new introduction into the garden. It builds confidence in ourselves because we keep getting the chance to try again.
Gardens are not just for solitude, but for sharing. Gardens are also best at giving us time away from the hectic world. Gardens are healing. Gardens ground us. Now is the time to meander through the garden and take a look at structure to decide if we wish to change anything. Even when gardens offer us nothing but the bare structure, they are healing and we are still interactive with them in our stillness and observation.
The garden below happens to be a famous public garden and one shared by many, Denver Botanic Garden. The picture below was taken during the glass art exhibit of Chihuly. During this winter visit other gardens and get ideas. Gardens have an ever changing beauty throughout the year.
|Picture by Linda Langelo|