Our garden is very big. We have to work hard to look after our garden. A large garden can be very expensive. You might buy many plants and trees to create your garden. Our garden is not like that.
Our garden is a “friends and family” garden. We think hard about where to put plants and how to create a beautiful garden but we don’t buy many plants from garden centres. Our garden is full of memories. My mother died more than 15 years ago, but I have some plants from her garden. I have some plants from my sister-in-law’s garden. She died about two years ago. They are not sad plants. They are happy memories.
I also have plants from my friend’s garden. She was my best friend in high school. I have plants I grew from seed. The seed was collected on international holidays.
Then some plants are shared with neighbours. My neighbour says, “That looks nice.” I say, “Would you like some?”
Then weeks, months, years later, my neighbour says, “I have something special. Would you like some?”
Maybe memory gardens are not the most beautiful gardens, but they have special meaning. Sometimes when flowers come out in my garden, I see the flowers, but I also see the people.
Patricia @ I Talk You Talk Press