What is a Garden (5)

For the past few Thursdays I have been presenting different perspectives to answering the question “What is a Garden?” Here are yet two more ways of looking at a garden. These are quotes from the larger article in my eBook, Guess What’s in My Garden!

A garden is a genealogical place where we see history taking place as we watch plants grow over time. A garden is a place to plant a tree to shade future generations. A garden is a place where pass-along plants that were gifts remind us of past and present family and friends.

A garden is a churchyard in which we pray, meditate, and get married. A garden is a place where we have our ashes scattered.


Blossoms of Leucojum aestivum, bulbs that my grandmother got from her grandmother.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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10 Responses to What is a Garden (5)

  1. Helen Bushe says:

    How lovely. Poignant too.


  2. HesterLeyNel says:

    True words and a lovely picture


  3. Christina says:

    Good thoughts. Plants that remind us of friends or family are always the most special.


  4. aj vosse says:

    WoW! Have you a granddaughter yet? I’m sure you’ll be passing on the memories… and the bulbs! 😉


  5. Amy says:

    How special, so beautiful!

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