Life of Gardens

….. creating your own source of food is not just for eating, but satisfying our natural need to be connected to life forces of Earth and adds a layer of confidence and control over the purity of your plants.

Grow Something!

Whether wild or cultivated, our senses come alive in gardens. There are tactile responses generated when surrounded by the beauty and awe of natures colossal abundance of variety and colors.

Through our senses … we take in luscious bouquet of unique aromas, eyes feasting upon textures and placement, ears pull in distinct sounds wafting through the air, and even the air provides a flavor of the terrain inviting us to taste a leaf or grass.

At home we might enjoy the small parcels of nature just outside our doorstep which brings a sense of peace and aids relaxation. Mimicking nature, gardens at home keep us connected and alive inside.

Nature always provides an energetic quality that vibrates to our soul. As we move in the natural settings we can be sure of… energy moving in and out of our feet as we walk without shoes. … our skin absorbs minerals and vitamins during an ocean swim ….the radiant sun on our skin makes Vitamin D while it energetically charges our energy fields and centers of our body…. when we forest bath we become invigorated with the colors, frequencies and energetic atmosphere that surrounds us … feeling the pulsating trees …opening up to the sounds of nature that affect us in many biological ways…..  or how the action of the wind stimulates are sense of being alive.

Bring some of this wonder to your home through creating and working with gardens!

It is all this a more, that we explore here.

Most all Titles are links!!!


“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.” ~  E. B. White

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~  John Lubbock


Hidden World of Sprouting Seeds by Carolyn Thompson 

Title is a link to the story; quote….

“In reflection, the detailed image of the seed sprouting and the sensations of the energy in which it was birthed, I feel confident that I was being shown how all seeds actually sprout.

No matter where they are, they are energetically supported in the environment around them, and if not, they cannot complete their sprouting activities.

If the soil is missing adequate organic materials, the seed will not fully develop as its genetics provide.” ~ Carolyn Thompson

Abundant herbs and eatables on the patio

“If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. ‘Green fingers’ are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart.” ~  Russell Page, The Education of a Gardener 

Growing Herbs Indoor

Even just a few pots of herbs indoors can supply you with wonderful flavors at your fingertips year-round.

All you need is a sunny windowsill or grow lights.

Here are seven herbs that will grow well indoors.


“In Summer there were white and damask roses, and the smell of thyme and musk. In Spring there were green gooseberries and throstles [thrush], and the flowers they call ceninen [daffodils]. And leeks and cabbages also grew in that garden; and between long straight alleys, and apple-trained espaliers, there were beds of strawberries, and mint, and sage.” ~ Beatrix Potter

How To Build A Simple DIY Hydroponics System with 23 Hydroponic Plans

Hydroponics definition is an innovative method to grow plants without the use of soil. Instead of soil, a hydroponics system uses an oxygenated and nutrient-rich solution. This makes the uptake process of nutrients by plants more efficient and effective as compared to the conventional way using soil.

The best part about hydroponics is that you can create your own DIY hydroponics system. This system will allow you to grow vegetables and fruits all year round. On the other hand, there are readymade hydroponics systems available out there if you do not like the idea of building one yourself.


“Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating.” ~ Wendell Berry

Photo by Brian Hanson

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