He who plants a garden plants happiness.” — Chinese Proverb —
Can spending time in a garden give you a feeling of happiness? I saw this quote shortly after we visited with some friends. Friends who are also gardeners. Gardeners who are state fair winning gardeners. Best of show, best of division sort of folks. Sitting for a while in any of their garden rooms is always treat. On this visit, we sat on a wooden swing, happy as could be, swinging away. So far……..garden equals happiness.
Everywhere we looked, there were dozens of varieties of plants. Variety…up the happiness level a notch.
Seeing fully grown specimens gave me hope for our smaller plants. Now we’re smiling.
Many of the flowers and plant in this garden were planted in unique and cool containers. Nice hair!
Being “Gardening On A Dime” type folks, like us, they reuse and re-purpose objects into great yard art. They have objects in the garden that are just plain cool ideas. I particularly like the bowling balls as orbs. I was told that ” they don’t break like those glass ones.” I know that fear.
And, I don’t know if this has a name, so I’ll call it a beaded sterling wind chime.
Our friends have put together colors, fragrances and textures, using plants and objects to create wonderful garden rooms. And the truth to today’s quote can be felt.
“He who plants a garden plants happiness”.
The variety of conversations that we enjoyed during yesterday’s visit always came back to the subject of gardening, plants, and objects to use as yard art. Also noticeable was the sensation of contentment and happiness. It could be felt just by sitting, swinging, and talking with friends.
It doesn’t matter if you prefer formal gardens or whimsical gardens like our friends, ask yourself this question. What happiness factor does your garden bring to you and your friends?
Dave and Trish