“I’m a gardener. I plant flowers and watch them grow.” George Harrison
I knew I liked that guy! That’s me all over – I live to garden and can’t imagine life without it – for me it’s all so intertwined. Gardening isn’t just about plants – it’s a way of life and a way of learning how to live – there are few experiences in our lives for which there is not a parallel in the garden. Mankind’s greatest inventions are largely an attempt to reproduce something that already exists in the natural world.
After working 20+ years in Accounting and pursuing gardening as a hobby, I went back to school several years ago for a degree in Horticulture/Landscape Design. Other than my son, it’s the greatest gift I’ve ever allowed myself and I ended up graduating with honors and a feeling of preparedness for my new career. I’m now free to devote both my personal AND professional life to planning, creating, cultivating, and enjoying all things garden – I’m living my dream!
A Zen View is my vehicle for sharing the passion I feel for living in touch with the earth, and learning the lessons therein, as I turn my 1/3 acre urban property into a productive, regenerative, and beautiful landscape. I’m an avid photographer, too, so I’ll be sharing lots of garden and wildlife scenes with you, from my own garden and those I visit.
So as 2011 opens, this new creative avenue opens for me. I hope you will enjoy A Zen View as much as I already do – your comments will always be welcome!