Having spent much of the last two weekends pruning our 200 rose bushes, I have once again renewed my awareness of how individual each of them are. Even though they need to be dramatically pruned, each one has its own shape, character, and the pruning has to be made unique to that particular bush. Doing so allows me to become absorbed into the atmosphere created by the garden, and I lose track of time and place as I give attention to each one. It keeps me focused on how similar plants and people are in this way, and reminds me that I need to treat each individual with the same respect I give to a rose bush.
In this fast-paced, crazy world, it is delightful to find release and relaxation in our yard....
[ send green star]