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Garden as Sacred Space August 18, 2008

Filed under: gardens,planning,rain,trees — clutterlibrarian @ 2:49 pm

For me- and many- the garden is a sacred place- a place for meditation and ritual. A church, if you like. I know no better way to connect to the Divine that to work in my garden- or just walk in the garden- opening my senses and connecting with all that it around me.

When I am planning a garden space- and I am planning a new area with terrace beds and a sitting area by the barn- I like to think about a few important things:
*How will the space be used? Alone or with people? In the daytime or the evening?
*How much sun does the space get a day?
*What are the energies of the area? Spend time there and listen with both your ears and your heart.
*What do you want from the plants? Fragrance? Flowers? Shade?

It’s raining and cool here today, so after a cup of coffee, I’m going out to cut down a few trees. Not something I usually do, but I have decided that a few trees need to go so that the veggie garden gets some much needed sun.

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4 Responses to “Garden as Sacred Space”

  1. momto5 Says:

    there is that lovely picture again! love it! and i like the book element. those look really great. must go to the library now and see if i can find any!
    as to what you said… so true. i am finding that when i can eek out a few moments in teh garden i feel so much better spiritually.

  2. Diane Says:

    Hi, H!

    You mentioned the rainbow flower picture so I had to go look for it. πŸ™‚ It’s a favorite garden picture.

    The book list idea came from your blog. I love your book lists, so I wanted to add some too.

    Wild energy flying around these days- I think I need to spend more time in the peace and quiet of the garden. Peace to you!

  3. Greenlee's Forest Says:

    May your sacred spaces hold and keep you during this wild fall energy! πŸ™‚

  4. momto5 Says:

    the Gods and Goddess book looks really good. do you have all of those books?
    I recently got a book “Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate” by Wendy Johnson. I haven’t started it yet, but it looks really great.


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