"Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity." -Lindley Karstens
I love gardening. For me, it's a form of relaxation, a way to get back in touch with my thoughts. And I love when I find other gardener's who share my excitement for getting their hands dirty and finding a little peace.
Ruth Kassinger, author of "Paradise Under Glass: A Amateur Creates A Conservatory Garden," seems to be one such kindred spirit. Here's my review of her fantastic book!
When desperately seeking a way to relieve stress and emotional overload after the loss of her sister, her own battle with breast cancer, and the overwhelming sadness of an empty nest, author Ruth Kassinger found solace in the dense, reviving atmosphere of the U.S. Botanical Garden’s conservatory. The lush greenery, the oxygen-rich air and the peace she found was so relaxing and appealing, Kassinger wondered if she could recreate the same magic in her own home.
Kassinger’s journey to create her own conservatory is documented in her book, “Paradise Under Glass: An Amateur Creates A Conservatory.”
The music playing is by Secret Garden, a duo comprised of Fionnuala Sherry of Ireland and Rolf Lovland of Norway. For more info on their beautiful music, check out their website at www.secretgarden.no