This was my morning message, and I thought it so fascinating, I wanted to share it with you:
It's like everyone's given seeds that are capable of growing into the garden of their dreams, but no one's been told they even have them. Then, when they see their neighbor's garden growing, whether it's because their neighbor actually found their seeds or accidentally spilled them, there's a rush to see what's happening. In fact, whole industries are built around the buying, selling, and trading of other people's gardens...
There are seeds that grow into private gardens. Seeds that grow into best sellers. And seeds that grow into happy families.
It's quite a riot, and often good fun but, would you believe that one of the biggest impediments one has to discovering their own seeds, is their fascination with the gardens of others?
I don't believe I have garden envy...but I will admit that some of my best ideas for my garden have come from admiring others. I suppose the issue becomes, not the admiration of others, but the coveting of their life, their garden as it were.
Sometimes it's so easy to look at other people's gardens, it distracts you from taking care of your own. You also forget how many hours it takes them to cultivate such a pleasing garden. How long it can take you to develop your own style and look. How much you have to take into consideration the growing conditions of your garden vs. the conditions that others must deal with. What look do you want; what makes you the most comfortable? What sort of garden gives you a sense of accomplishment when you stop to look around you? What is the best way to express your bliss in your own wee plot?
How about you? Do you have garden envy? Do you spend way more time worrying about other gardens than you spend hours tending your own? Time for me to get busy...I've let some weeds grow in mine and it's time to take control.
Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka She Who Loves To Garden
8 hours ago