Thursday, December 1, 2022

This Month in the Garden: The Garden Path

Follow the Path 
Welcome to This Month in the Garden!  On a recent trip to my most favorite place on this planet, all it took was a pick up truck with surfboard going through the Tunnel of Trees to reflect on my true passion. There was something about the symbolism of this view, yet so simple, that put everything into perspective. 
The Garden Path: Tunnel of Trees, Kauai

I was born a gardener without even knowing it, but it was the influence of the people in my life that encouraged me to continue with a dream, which I hadn't known I had yet. To expand on this thought, I have had several people in my life, both family and friends, who have had some impact on the path I took. From my mother buying me seeds to grow and my father stopping on the side of the road to rescue a tree, to my next door neighbor, who took me on tours of her garden daily, each experience lead me deeper into what I would love most. I even discovered in my later years that my great grandfather was the head gardener at Beechwood Mansion in Rhode Island. This was made known to me while writing my third book and chatting with my cousin about the road that took me to becoming a gardener. I continue to write today and in my wildest dreams, I never thought it would result in becoming the author of four books, with a fifth on the way!
Follow your dreams.
I guess the moral of this story is to follow your path and find where it leads you. Today it brings me great joy to be able to educate others about horticulture and gardening and perhaps lead them to follow their garden path.

I hope you enjoyed this month's post and perhaps I inspired you just a bit. Be sure to stop by on the 1st. and 15th. of each month as I continue to share gardening tips, information and horticultural adventures! Until we meet well, be happy and as always...Happy Gardening!

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Author: Lee @A Guide to Northeastern Gardening, © Copyright 2010-2022. All rights reserved. 

1 comment:

  1. That is very good advice. And the view of your favorite place is lovely; thanks for sharing. :)


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