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November Musings: Art As An Inspiration For Gardening


On this first day of November (which happens to be my birthday), I am in a contemplative mood. As I reflect on beauty, the ability to be present and enjoy the abundance in our lives, my thoughts go to artists working in a variety of mediums who provoke and infuse our senses.

Alot of us have heard gardening authorities over the years discuss the importance of exposing ourselves to other art forms: painting, sculpture, movies, music and the written word to inspire us. The majority of gardeners, I believe, are involved in at least one of the following activities: visiting  gardens, reading gardening books and magazines, participating in gardening clubs and attending workshops and symposiums.

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