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Gardening - An Expression
Give the same plants to several people, you will see several arrangements. Each one distinct and different, yet, using the same plants.
This is the ultimate reward of gardening- a means to express, to create with the help and inspiration from the gifts of Nature.
Gardening is not just physically and aesthetically
rewarding.It enriches the spirit. It awakens one's creativity that lies dormant from neglect, or lack of motivation, or a popular excuse, not enough time.
Gardening is fast becoming a popular hobby of the times. From the tropics, to the frigid climes, gardening centers are offering more choices to tantalize even the most conservative taste.
Each year, gardeners look forward with excitement to their gardening; a hobby they take passionately. What new plants are being introduced? What variety of surprises awaits them? The ornamental gardener will be glorious with the new plants or hybrids for the present growing season. The vegetable/herb gardener looks forward with anticipation at harvest time.
With so much variety to choose from, what factors determine which plants to buy? After considering the soil, weather, sun/shade location factors, the choice is all about self- expression.
No two gardens are alike, given the same set of plants.
Colors are as revealing as the plants. A conservative gardener will opt for traditional plants. At times, you see the same plants, the same arrangements year after year. Aha!! Perhaps the gardener does not adapt to change too quickly. It may be lack of time, or change
of physical health.
Vibrant colors in the garden reflect a vibrant gardener. A garden bursting with colors is very attractive and pleasing to look at. It is inviting.
What about passion? They say red is a color of passion, of energy and courage. Add white to the reds, and the garden beckons the passer-by to take a look. Someone said this combination looks like a candy cane.
My garden is overcome by burst of yellow and orange, not really by choice. Somehow, it gives out a golden glow as the blooms bask in the sun. It reflects my enthusiasm for life. Many of my plants are gifts from friends, treasures for my garden. Yellow flowers remind me of my mother.
Purples and blues in the garden are colors of reflection, of peace and calm. Add white flowers to this and it invites a meditative mood.
After colors, the arrangements of the plants reveal something of the person. I have a friend whose flowerbeds are symmetrical, weedless, picture- perfect, right out of a magazine. Indeed, this expresses her organized way of thinking and living.
A gardener who loves to re-arrange the plants and adds new plants and ornaments every year shows an enthusiastic and energetic spirit, ready to welcome change, eager to experiment.
What about an overgrown garden? Perhaps it reflects someone with scattered energies,or, at times, a full plate, or one who does not have the time or energy to tend the garden. It may well show one who starts with a burst of enthusiasm that wanes quickly after the planting is done.
No matter how you plan your garden, it is a creative tool that allows you to express yourself. Gardening is therapeutic, physically, mentally and spiritually.
Happy gardening and don't forget to talk to your plants.
Bonnie Moss writes about new age related topics for her website. Her writing also covers a wide range of subjects to include writing and inspirationals and self-development. She is the Executive Secretary of Tarot Canada International. Her articles are published on high end e-zines.
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