I have found, through years of practice,
that people garden in order to make something grow;
to interact with nature;
to share, to find sanctuary, to heal,
to honor the earth, to leave a mark.
Through gardening, we feel whole as we make
our personal work of art upon our land.
Julie Moir Messervy, The Inward Garden, 1995, p. 19
If you want to know more about Julie Moir Messervy, click here.
Happy Spring to Carolyn at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago and thank you for starting Garden Bloggers' Muse Day. If you would like to join in, post a poem, a quote, a riddle or anything fun relating to flowers, gardening or nature on the first of the month. Then, leave a comment on Carolyn's blog saying you've posted a muse and the rest of us will visit you. Try it, you'll like it.
NOTE: The viola photo was taken in my yard in June, 2008.