GARDENER, NORTH WINNIPEG
I have chosen the back yard as my Japanese theme garden.
It's a nice size for that type of theme because you have
your pavilion for sitting you have your water. You have
your walking paths of stone and then you have your beds
with trees and flowers.
I just love it, I love looking at textures of green, different
shapes. We did have a walking tour. My sister Milou took
the pleasure of dressing up in a Kimono and kind of touring
people around. I have created on the side courtyard more
of European theme, which is of course where I am from. The
flow is like you are going from one part of the world to
the other. So it becomes a small intimate garden, very serene,
very quiet, and the sound of the water is just wonderful.
I love gardening and my favourite time is always early in
the morning, when the birds are just starting to come out
that's a beautiful time because we have a large pond. It's
a combination of birds the bees and they are all sitting
at the water's edge, that's a beautiful time.
Gardening is a way of showing
that you believe in tomorrow.
- Author Unknown
GARDENER, ST VITAL
I love gardening because it's energizing and totally peaceful
making. I like a garden that is open and free and a weed
that comes up that is interesting, I'll let it be and see
A garden is a gift that you can give to other people and
to yourself. I like to share it which why I have so many
gardens on the street. We get a lot of strollers walking
by from the Bridge Drive Inn. I like to have people stop
Well I guess my favourite feature in my garden is the elephant
that my son made. Another favourite thing is my round garden
full of fancies little things. I love the garden. I come
out walk to the river see what is going on check the pots
the plants. If I have a cup of coffee in my hand, it very
soon gets set down and I find something to do. It's energizing
it's interesting the sounds are wonderful.
The secret to gardening in Winnipeg I think is to start
early and get out there because it's not a very long season.
To garden is to let optimism
get the better of judgment.
- Eleanor Perenyi
GARDENER, WEST END
I became I gardener. I joined a volunteer group dealing with
people that wanted to die at home. And it was very important
for me watching these people. But I saw they forgot what
they got, what kind of pain they had. That's where this garden
Every year I create something different. I tear something
down and I start all over again. My grapes, they close out
the outside world. This is what my yard is about. And with
the water running from the pond I might even think I'm by
the ocean. Every section of the yard has a different look
Gardening is very therapeutic for me, coming here as far
as clearing my head. After a little while I feel fresh. It's
where I feel at home. I lose time when I'm out here.
We are stardust,
We are golden,
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden.
- Joni Mitchell
GARDENER ST VITAL
I've been a gardener seriously about three years. My husband
was quite a gardener so he started me, but he passed away
in January and I'm trying to carry it on. And that's why
I call it my healing garden, because that's what it's been.
I sit out here a lot; I bring my tea out, sit in my chair.
My garden is very important to me. It fills me with good
memories and good feelings. I keep telling people it's better
than Prozac or any of these things. If you're in a sad state
it certainly cheers you!
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