Whether we know it or not, when we enter our gardens, a part of us naturally returns home. Just by being in the presence of the elements and living beings, we return to connection with an ancient friend - Nature. And in that sense, gardening is more about being than it is about doing, more about connection than production.
Seeing this, we slow down to see what always and already here. The soil against our skin, the worm hole and seed sprouts, the sun and the wind and rain showering down. And in moments, we finally allow our garden...to garden us.
If we're calm and mindful in the process, a synergy of healing, inspiration, beauty can emerge. It's this synergy that is at the heart of the native garden.
Or at least, that's true for me. What is your garden to you this year? ...