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Updated: Mar 30, 2018

“We might think we are nurturing our garden but, of course, it´s our garden that is really nurturing us.”

Jenny Uglow, English author



For me the revival in the popularity of living with house plants is deeply connected to people once again returning to the intrinsic truth of this quote. For those of us with too little access to nature or the good fortune to have a garden, greening up indoor spaces offers a way to satisfy our fundamental need to co-exist with the natural world.


Having always felt this deep affinity with nature, I now experience everyday how taking care of indoor plants nourishes this connection; learning about their natural habitats, taking care of them in order that they flourish in their current home, observing their ways of growing and resting. There is such stillness in this and I feel how my soul is being nurtured in this interrelation with them.


I would like to use this blog space as a broad platform to share things nature-related - musings, poems, tips, ideas, recommendations, pictures… with a special focus on indoor gardening. I see that as our world becomes more technology-driven and consumerist, there is a longing for a sense of reconnection with that which is natural and pure and simple and sustainable - I hope this space can be a part of that!


I leave you today with a poem by one of the most eloquent nature lovers and observers, Mary Oliver:


MINDFUL


Everyday

I see or hear

something

that more or less

kills me

with delight,

that leaves me

like a needle

in the haystack

of light.

It was what I was born for —

to look, to listen,

to lose myself

inside this soft world —

to instruct myself

over and over

in joy,

and acclamation.

Nor am I talking

about the exceptional,

the fearful, the dreadful,

the very extravagant —

but of the ordinary,

the common, the very drab,

the daily presentations.

Oh, good scholar,

I say to myself,

how can you help

but grow wise

with such teachings

as these —

the untrimmable light

of the world,

the ocean’s shine,

the prayers that are made

out of grass?


Until my next rambling, wishing you all lots of nourishment & joy.

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