“A sanctuary garden is an environment we choose to create as a personal refuge. Surrounded by green living things, we experience feelings of contentment, and we are able to find peace. Our gardens quite literally heal us, restoring equilibrium to both our bodies and our minds.
A garden lends itself to endless creativity, its design limited only by your imagination.
You’ll see reflected in the garden, with its daily small miracles and multitude of interdependent lives, its unfolding growth and its inevitable tragedies, the patterns of your own existence.”
Dear Husband and I worked at creating a haven here on our 1/4 acre. Now I truly want to turn it into a sanctuary, a place of healing and contemplation. Even though there is a 4 lane highway right out front, we felt peace just pulling into our driveway. The day I brought DH’s cremains home, when I pulled into the driveway and stopped before the gates, I said ‘We’re home’. Although, technically he’s ‘home’ and I’m still vacationing as it were, as this is just my temporary home.
Anyway, my gardens have been really neglected since August and now I’m starting to slowly work in my evolving sanctuary. DH knew he could always find me in one garden area or another and that’s where I’ll be spending a lot of my time. Here is a lovely sign that came in my pkg. from Gina. DH would like this.
23 December I worked on the overgrown path of my shed’s garden. I’ve still got to weedwack around the outer edge.
Christmas day I worked in my main garden and made forward progress. There is still a LOT to do, and I am going to enjoy the process. The paths were all overgrown, and this year I hope to buy more path material which is roll roofing, one roll at a time as I can afford it.
I’ve still got to plant blue pea vines to start growing up the lattice that surrounds the rain barrel we set up earlier this year.
This is the front patio that I see from inside in my little creative space. I’ve got some work to do here also and look forward to that.
On the 26th when I went out to do errands I took $20 from my Christmas bonus of last year and bought 4 plants from a nursery close by that sells 5 gal sized plants for $5 each. I bought two blue butterfly bushes, and two unknown rose bushes. The roses smell wonderful. If anyone has a clue as to what the rose is, please let me know.
My statue needs a good cleaning. I’ve got to learn how to use the pressure washer.
I just loved seeing the way these petals are going to unfurl.
That’s it from my little sanctuary.
Thanks again for all of your love and support.