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Why You Garden

Sometimes we need others to remind us that much of what we desire is, in fact, possible; all we need to do is dig down into our courage, embrace the unknown, and invite our creative minds out to play. It is then that we can access our infinite possibility and grow into the fullest expression of who we may yet be. Fran Sorin

Why You Garden

Sorin Cutting Garden

Your garden mirrors your soul. When your creativity is unfettered, you’re in full bloom.

In a state of silent exhilaration. Savoring each moment.

Abraham Maslow coined the phrase ’peak experience’.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls it ’flow’.

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Why Flowers Matter ~ 9 Tips On Appreciating Them

Do you remember the first time a flower grabbed your heart?

Did you touch its petals, breathe in its intoxicating scent, perhaps look at it from a distance, and then walk forward to observe it from a closer range?

Why Flowers Matter

Peonies In Fran Sorin Garden

Did you ever ponder over why flowers matter?

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Connecting With Nature

Connecting with nature is something that most gardeners do naturally – at least while working in our gardens.

But how many of us take the time – on a daily basis- to have an interlude with nature in the world outside of our backyards?

I know that I can be as guilty as the next person of rushing through my day. Not stopping to notice the tree on the street ~ with its peeling bark or exposed root system tightly curling around the bottom of its trunk.

connecting with nature

Pacific Ocean – Carmel, California

What if you paused once a day to marvel at nature?

To breathe it into your soul?

To stand quietly and say ‘thank you’?

Do you think it would make a difference in how you feel?

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Why You Need To Take Super Creative Risks In The Garden…And In Life

Do you plant the same thing in your garden year after year?

In my last garden, each spring when I walked around and envisioned what I wanted to plant that year, I always went through the same process of longing for the familiar. An old fashioned climbing rose, bleeding hearts, or salvia that I had used so successfully in last year’s garden would be the first choices that came to mind.

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View of Middle Level Garden

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How Gardening ‘In The Micro’ Can Help You Have Joy and Abundance…In The Garden and Life

Can you imagine feeling like you’ve created a delightful feast for the eyes with only 4 window boxes?

I can.

I always thought that nothing would replace my love of designing large, sweeping beds. The expansive, long distance views gave me chills at the end of a long day of work in my garden. Or when opening the pages of a beautifully executed gardening magazzine.

But guess what? The yearning for that type of larger than life beauty has been replaced by something else. Gardening ‘in the ‘micro’.

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