I won't go into the details of Rutger Potter and his wife Bernice as it is like everyone else's story in life, but I will tell you what I discovered at this class today.
2. It all starts from nothing. A man, who loved gardening, made his home an oasis and that it comes down to you, some dirt, and experimenting. I visited this garden in the 90's and what a transformation it has undergone!! Trees have grown and so has the garden!! The place is located in a crappy part of town, but when you enter the gates, you don't feel like you are in an ugly neighborhood. Your personal garden can "screen" that nastiness away and create a bubble of joy and happiness. I came back to my place today thinking that life was good and that it will all be okay. I felt rejuvenated and hopeful.
Example of color in the garden
3. I discovered something inside of me that has been locked up for many years.....a passion that I can share with others about gardening. This has been something I have only celebrated by myself and it's nice to know that I am not the only one that feels that way. Best of all, as a volunteer, I can do as much or as little with T.B.G as I like. I am not an organized religion person(for example, Catholic, Mormon, etc.). I am, however, a spiritual person. My parents told me, when I moved to Tucson, that if I wanted to connect with good people, I'd have to join a church. I really didn't like that advice, but the meaning behind it is solid. "Find what you love and join." Today it was wonderful being around people seeking the same thing. And I think gardening is religion with Mother Nature as our guide.
I look forward to the upcoming sessions that run until November. Happy Gardening everyone!!
Forgive my shaky hands as I "perfect" my video technique. Unfortuneatly, I will always have shaky hands....I sometimes feel like Katherine Hepburn. This Canon camera is super amazing...the video on the IS 20 is superier to any mobile camera I have. I will be able to do so much with this feature from the camera. I have to work on my lighting a bit...I still don't have that down.