I love this essay; I love the underlying thought and philosophy it is base on. What is landscaping? – ArtyPlantz.
Looking out my kitchen window at my back yard, I have never thought of what’s
growing out there as anything more than either a means to an end or “mine.”
Blueberries, blackberries, apple, pear and cherry trees live side by side with vegetable and herb beds. Flowers grow around all of them.
This morning and every morning, hereafter, because of this essay, what I see will be forever changed.
With the rising sun, I will begin to look at my back yard as a bit of heaven on earth, a place where the wonders of nature – sun, rain, seeds, wind, all conspire to create a healing place full of plants, full of wonder.
I believe I will begin to understand that I am just the caretaker of this bit of heaven…not the creator of it. And I know I will feel the richness, the peace and the joy that sprouts in this bit of land even more deeply now, thanks to ArtyPlantz.
ArtyPlantz is a group of people working hard to “grow” love for plants and trees in their homeland. As described on their website, this group is located, “In the heart of The Garden City of Bangalore, we are located in R T Nagar, just a few minutes away from Mekhri Circle, Palace Grounds.”
Perhaps, someday, I will visit their little bit of heaven but even without traveling half way around the world, I feel as though I have touched and been touched by this amazing group.
NOTE: ArtyPlantz is a member of the LinkedIn group – Grow Girls Grow Organic. For more posts like this one or to share your ideas, tips and thoughts, please join our organic gardening group and help us change the world!
Will look it up. Great work!
Just followed your blog! I love your quest to learn more about botany! I applied for the Master Gardener program at Penn State and hope I get in….want to get a bit better at what I do, too.
Hope you get in too!
Me too! Enjoy your afternoon!!