Green Healing in Horticulture

I like to call this garden the Therapy Bed.  These are some of the Fall greens growing.  Yummy and Gorgeous growing together!

This garden is very special, which I’ve probably said here before.  A healing energy surrounds it.  I can feel it in the food that grows there.

The Therapy Bed was home to the Summer Tithonia Garden and brought many species of beautiful butterflies!  I was extremely grateful for the opportunity to spend time there and to the woman who planted them because they are by far one of my very favorite flowers.

You can see an interesting piece of art from this year’s Sculpture in the Garden show in the background of the photo (above).  The white curves remind me of the old-time soft-serve ice cream we used to get in the small town I grew up in.

I’ve missed several group meetings (as a volunteer in Horticulture Therapy) over the past couple of months, due to health issues and stressful circumstances, but am so glad that my son has been able to attend and bring home the greens!

I look forward to participating in the colder weather horticultural activities, like when they make Christmas wreaths and aromatic herb bags. 

Oddly, when I’ve been unable to attend the group gatherings, I’ve found myself piddling around in my yard or more often, taking care of the container plants still living on my decks.

The big Terracotta filled with Chives, Thyme and the most wonderful ground cover called Carpet Mint are still quite nice.  The Mint isn’t visible, but I hope it comes back next year. 

I must admit, although I get a lot from being with my plants or walking through the woods, it isn’t a replacement for being with a group of people in Horticulture Therapy (HT).  Healing really does happen in HT and I love it!

Thanks for visiting Green Healing Notes!

Healthy Greens Growing Together

 

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3 thoughts on “Green Healing in Horticulture

  1. Such beautiful colors they all have growing together – reminds me of The Before Times, when I was an organic gardener and raised every variety of lettuce there was, especially the heirloom ones like the red oak leaf… fond memories!
    Thanks for re-awakening them!
    Much Love!

    • Thank you Ash for sharing your memories! I absolutely love that about this blog. I don’t get too many comments, but seems like folks usually recall past gardening or horticultural times. Such a good way to share our lives.

      Nice to hear from you too 🙂 Been thinking of you.
      Sending you love, and big hugs!
      Michelle.

  2. Sharing from my Flickr photostream is fun (and easy), but the sentences run together. I couldn’t help myself but to edit this post and found another photo of the greens in the process 🙂

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