Saturday, October 29, 2016
What Does Your Garden Do For You?
Gardens are pretty incredible places. From the most basic, to the amazing, the pretty to the practical - each one has an important role to play in our lives.
I was struck recently by how much can come from a garden - they form the base for so many things. The first things that spring to mind are flowers, food and a good impact on the environment.
But there are many other things that they form the base for.
A herb garden can inspire you to create new dishes, experiement with flavours. Or perhaps try your hand at blending teas.
Foilage and flowers are incorporated into many forms of art and craft.
A little fairy door and some mushrooms placed in the garden can entertain children for hours, and help develope their imagination, which I believe to be so important now more than ever.
Some people grow butterfly gardens, others provide homes for larger forms of wildlife.
My garden serves me as a place for inspiration and peace, a place to wander with my camera, and lastly one to delight my senses when I crush the leaves of the chocolate mint between my fingers, or harvest herbs to put into meals.
What kind of garden do you have?
Perhaps it's no more than a house plant, or perhaps you enjoy the gardens that others have created around you. Maybe you're lucky enough to have acres of garden!
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