There’s a Spirit in my Garden
There is a spirit in my garden, this is what I often feel when I am playing in my garden; the presence of a loving spirit, smiling over my shoulder as I dig, weed and explore the large garden.
I recently moved into a 40-year-old cold climate garden in the NSW Blue Mountains. Its previous owners had showered the garden with lots of love, but due to reasons beyond their control, the garden was a little out of control.
The love that the garden shows is evident in all the stone garden edges and the huge amount of land allocated to the gardens, they surround the property and fill it in as well. While digging in the garden my partner and I often find hidden gems, it’s so exciting to come across a hidden stone path, a group of pavers with no apparent purpose, and other random objects. It stimulates lots of speculation.
The garden has mostly cold climate plants. Hundreds of bulbs keep coming up all year round. It is delightful to witness how the cold, wet, heat and sun all play their part in during the seasonal cycles. There are still plants, trees and bulbs that I do not know the names of, and as the years bring different seasonal conditions, different plants emerge from the soil and blossom into garden stars.
While I am busy in the garden I often, feel the “presence” of the previous owners, their love and enjoyment for the garden. I have the feeling that they are smiling at all the effort and love we are now investing into this lovely rewarding garden.