Last Fall after removing our pool,the ground space was turned into a vegetable garden to be readied for this Spring.I had a deep desire to take one side around the edge of the oval,and put in a flower garden.My husband was diagnosed with heart disease in July and I found that by working on this patch,I had an outlet to vent my frustration and worry. I had incorperated a bench into the scheme where I could sit and just ponder over things.I had some plants to put in but there is alot of space to plant more this Spring.My thoughts keep going to that new garden and I feel that I will get alot of help from it this year.My husband passed away last Oct.Now all our plans are gone,I will go back to work and I will get the gardens back into shape this year on my own.
As I think back to this new garden I now know that it is a healing garden.Just having this space will be my go to space to get strength to carry on.
So now I know why I had this overwhelming urge to create this garden,it was a survival tactic!
-- Southwestern Ontario Canada Zone5b