I am a timid gardner.
Not so my cousin Carey, a courageous soul who doesn’t hesitate a single moment before filling any available container with dirt, compost, and a colorful selection of greenery and flowers.
All she sees is the potential to make a space more interesting, more beautiful, more alive. See?
Carey’s approach makes for a delightful, eclectic, imaginative garden filled with little surprises everywhere you look. Like this.
Walking through her gardens got me to thinking about “planting” in a completely new way. In fact, I got so excited about the possibilities that she sent me home with an overflowing box of them.
This is what I learned from Carey:
The very best way to think about the garden is as a joyful platform for exploration, for experimentation, for growth.
And fun. Lots and lots of fun.
And doesn’t that just change everything?