Report From PIA – May 15
It was a long day, but I was blessed to come home to my garden. After hosting GardenLine and working at the garden center, I was very tired when I pulled in the driveway at 5 PM. But a stroll around Poison Ivy Acres, setting up a sprinkler here, and giving a few new plantings a squirt of water there, was completely rejuvenating.
Yes, I’d spent much of the day watering, organizing, and helping other people with their plant choices. And yes, I came home to more watering and plant chores…but because the garden is where my heart is, these tasks are life-affirming instead of more-of-the-same.
We all need a garden to come home to. It doesn’t have to be plants growing in a landscape, of course, but it does need to be a place that feeds our souls. If we are able to return to a dwelling where we’re able to grow, then we’ll be refreshed and revitalized.
What type of landscape – actual or metaphorical – invigorates you? Are you cultivating the garden that lifts your heart when you come home?