Established 2001, this is a modest, backyard cottage-style garden. It is filled with pass-along plants that evoke memories of special people and places.
At the beginning of 2011 I began an effort to rejuvenate the plantings, enhance the structure, and create a more private, intimate setting for quiet reflection. I began writing pbmGarden at the same time to document ideas and record progress. The writing and the gardening have become complementary activities, often one inspiring the other. By photographing the garden through its various stages I try to capture and convey the spirit of this place.
The first year of the renovation project is summarized in 2011 – A Garden Review.
A highlight of my garden from 2011 is a twenty-foot diameter meditation circle with plantings that continue to evolve.
Each day in my garden is both a history of my life and a fresh beginning.