My grandfather shared many imaginative, thoughtful things with me in the garden. Things that have helped me to stride through adversity. Ways to build courage to rise up to a challenge. All learned by nature's way. Mindful thinking and how that translates into being a soulful person and why that matters. He showed me why you want to go to nature to rejuvenate your spirit. Now its my turn to take the time to share the kind of wisdom he believed in!
Some mindful thoughts when working in a garden: Do children and pets visit the garden? Avoid chemical fertilizers, pesticides, poisonous plants. What kind of wildlife visit the garden? Are there things or plants in the garden that may be harmful to them if they eat them? Have you established a respectful budget?Work with the environment, be sustainable, be practical. Are you working with the resources you have? Be aware of existing conditions: plants, soil, light, pests and access to irrigation. Take quiet time to enjoy your garden, allow all five senses to experience the joy of nature. A combination of colour, fragrance, texture and shape stimulate the awareness of touch, smell, sight, sound and taste.
"I was just sittin' here enjoyin' the company. Plants got a lot to say if you take the time to listen." Eeyore