Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Garden Sanctuary

Our definition of herbs is any plant that is "useful to man".  This can be through seasoning foods, yummy teas, medicinal plants, plants to dye/color fabric, symbolic herbs, and fragrant herbs. This broad definition of what a herb is gives us wide license for what plants we can add to the herb garden. We love to add some colorful edible flowers or some different plants with Native American Lore or magical uses. This variety of plants creates a unique habitat in our back yard.

We provide food, cover and water for birds, bunnies, chipmunks, and have even seen opossums and raccoons in the yard. We can welcome all sorts of pollinators in all stages of their life. This wall represents our commitment to the wildlife and critters we share our yard space with. The oval plaque in the middle is the 2015 Garden of Distinction from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (they do the Philadelphia Flower Show every year). This is the one I am most proud of as the garden was visited and judged.

Not only is the garden a sanctuary for wildlife, it offers a tranquil respite for any one who needs quiet comfort offered by the silent beauty of the fragrant herbs in this peaceful place. Our gardens are open to the public, dawn to dusk. It is a welcoming sanctuary for all.

1 comment:

Marilyn Miller said...

Gardens are a wonderful sanctuary. Your garden would be just that for me if I were nearby.