I went to an Artist's Way meet-up gathering this evening for past and prospective participants; it was a 12-week program that I did summer before last. It was a great experience. Yes, I'd still like to do watercolors, draw more, and use pastels (and still plan to do that), but I hadn't given enough credit to what writing, teaching, and creating gardens meant as a creative endeavor. That's what going through the program helped me realize.
Gardening is essentially creative. We create spaces and add plants in ways that please us. We combine textures, and colors, and shapes. We work with a changing medium.
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Home garden design references
Creating a landscape that you'll love
Creating a landscape you'll love...
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Creating a Native Woodland Garden
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About this blog
Our gardens (now solely in the mountains of NC) have been increasingly home to native plants, birds, small mammals, and insects of all sorts. My gardening companion (my husband) is equally the gardener in our gardens. Woody, our rescue Golden, puts his own stamp on our gardens. He follows his previous fellow goldens (and my former gardening assistants): Mocha and Chessie. They bring life to our gardens.