You do it because this is something you have
to do; you need to do it.
A garden is a gift that you can
give to other people, and
A garden is a place where the human soul and the earth connect.
If I was to let go, my passion for gardening
would be endless.
NAR: In gardens throughout the city, from the small vest
pocket gardens of the West End, to the large expansive
riverside properties of the lush suburbs, Winnipeg gardeners
enjoy another banner year of beauty. With their small
miracles of nature, Winnipeg's gardeners are making the
sweeter place one garden at a time.
An ancient Chinese proverb says:
If you would
be happy for a week,
take a wife,
If you would be happy for a month,
kill your pig,
But if you would be happy for a lifetime plant a garden
Gardening is very important to my wellbeing. It gives me
peace creativity and just a feeling of exhilaration when
I am walking through my yard first thing in the morning
and last thing in the evening.
My garden is over an acre from the front right
down to the river. My favourite area of my garden is the
I have my coffee and read my paper every morning. And my
second favourite would be the riverbank with my grandchildren
and friends having a glass of wine and lighting a fire.
is the Mistress,
the gardener Her slave.
- Michael P. Garofalo
GARDENER, ST VITAL
I love gardening because it gives you a sense of peace. It
gives you a sense of creativity, it's an opportunity to nurture
things, help them grow. It's an opportunity to be one with
nature. To meet folks, to be out in the front yard and to
have people come by and ask questions about the garden is
one of the greatest thrills that I have.
Sometimes it's hard to appreciate what a difference it makes
to be out in the garden until you have had a difficult day.
The mornings here are glorious. You can smell the dew and
you really have a sense of just what kind of tropical paradise
can be created here even in Winnipeg. You need to be willing
to go with just what nature offers you that's what makes
a good garden.
When children come to the yard to visit the first time,
we take them to the herb garden and they taste different
things. It's really amazing. For me gardening is really about
the beginning of life it's about spring time, it's really
about beginnings. It really does renew you.
All the flowers of all the tomorrows
are in the seeds of
- Indian Proverb
What I love most about gardening is the absolute feeling
of bliss that a person gets when you are engaged fully.
It's very difficult to extricate myself from the garden
The two willows in the back frame the yard. The trees are
amazing, they frame the house, they protect and they provide
shade and shelter.
A garden takes care and it's a relationship
between a person and the land. Health is not defined just
as physical health
its physical its emotional its spiritual as well and the
garden gives to all of that and so I would think gardeners
are quite healthy individuals. Love and patience are probably
the 2 essential ingredients.
He who plants a garden plants
- Author Unknown