Last summer my garden was absolutely flourishing. The 22-years of loving care had come to glorious fruition as we moved from our beloved home in Pound Ridge.
This spring I am starting a new garden. Along with determining my sunlight and soil, other considerations include what palette I am seeking, design, balance and how the selection of varieties -- their height, blooms and leaf shapes -- will "talk" to one another. Hopefully plants are timed so that when one finishes flowering, another begins. It's like directing a symphony.
In life, it is important to have a garden -- literally and metaphorically -- wherever you are. Plant it, nurture it, watch it grow. Get rid of the weeds that threaten to thwart growth and blooming.
Continue the quest for beautfy and harmony and you will be rewarded with a garden that gives both solace, inspiration and gratitude for the simple things in life ... like the brilliant symmetry of a new bloom.