Green Healing in Horticulture, a photo by Rosa Blue on Flickr.
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!
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