I am thrilled to share with you the article I was invited to write for this summer’s sublime edition of The Cultivating Project: “Creating the Space for Beauty- White Gardens.”
I have been singularly focused on my garden this season- well… let’s be honest… for the past ten years. We miscarried late in our first (and only) pregnancy and my beloved pup, Obadiah, was diagnosed with cancer. I hit a wall. I spent the last several month’s of Obadiah’s life with him in the garden. Looking back I can see that I was desperate to cultivate something living as others were passing on. Gardening became the way I clung to life; the way I could stay in slow steady motion and focus on beauty. As Obadiah lounged luxuriously in the long grass I planted entirely too many roses, mums, obedient plant, violets, lilies, phlox, cranesbill, lamium, and the list goes on. It was during that season that I began a love affair with Rozeanne Geranium that endures.
As Making Space For Beauty continues to gently take shape, I work in the garden. As we share our home with Airbnb guests this year, I sneak over in the late evenings to garden. It keeps me whole, sane, and engaged in the world when I am inclined to hide away from it all.
Here is a snippet that will hopefully lure you over to the gorgeous Cultivating Project website with my full article and lots of new luscious white Flower Portraits:
“The whites and silvers glow at night, which happens to be the time I am most awake and energized. I am overwhelmed and distracted during the day. Night is when I seem to come to life. Now that I think about it, it’s no big surprise that I have created a garden that starts to twinkle as twilight slips in.”... continued HERE.
What is it that helps you cling to life? What fills your heart to the brim? What is a small thing you can do today to cultivate beauty? The tiniest of steps can create a ripple. ♥