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Blog entry by countrygal posted 02-27-2012 07:50 AM 4263 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch


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posted 02-27-2012 08:04 AM

My condolences on your loss, Countrygal. I hope your garden does help bring you solace, peace and strength in the coming year.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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posted 02-27-2012 08:05 AM

my condolences…..

the healing garden, I am sure, will be a true blessing in your life.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 02-27-2012 09:30 AM

Very sad to hear the loss of your dear husband. Time is the best healer and time spent on your gardening will do it for you.


-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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posted 02-27-2012 09:31 AM

Since my mother was an avid gardener, gardening has been therapy for me too since I lost her two years ago this month. I understand completely, and am grateful for it.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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posted 02-27-2012 12:05 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.:(
This garden is/will be your “heart garden”, your very special place!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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posted 02-27-2012 12:17 PM

A garden is all about life and it will bring great comfort. So sorry to hear about the loss.

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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posted 02-29-2012 05:54 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your partner in life and your closest friend. My neighbour recently lost her husband quite quickly to cancer, and it has been difficult for her, but she has “dug in” and is working at her gardens as well, and finds it very therapeutic to be dealing with nature and her living plants as they live through their cycle of life. It is interesting to see how some plants live a long time, while others of the same species don’t. We humans are not that much different. When our time comes, our time comes. We can celebrate life, and mourn our losses, but we still need to be strong and go on ourselves. Working in the fresh air is very good for us, and gives us time to meditate as we do so.

I really like the idea of changing the pool to a garden. Did you break open a drainage area and then fill it in? I can just imagine the amount of fill needed, and then of course the top layer of excellent soil and mix you could put in on top. This could be your healthiest garden, in memory of your husband.

I am still in awe over your brugmansia plants, as shown on your avator. Mine are in the basement, and dining room, and loft. The ones in the basement under lights are producing flowers as I write. The scent is amazing. It reminds me of my mother’s perfume when I was a kid, and it gives me a flush of wonderful memories.

Countrygal, you are in our thoughts as you go through this difficult time.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 02-29-2012 07:30 AM

Jroot—that was beautiful!!!!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 02-29-2012 08:57 AM

I am so sorry for your loss Countrygal.May God give you the strength to carry on with your garden and all other matters in life and may you find a great peace with your new garden.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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