I've just received this book from a recent on-line order. I can't wait to start reading it!
In the preface are a few paragraphs titled, Saved by the Garden. I've skimmed this section and can resonate with the sentiments shared by many gardeners.
My garden has indeed saved me on many levels. Food, fragrance, beauty, privacy, healing, seclusion, sanctuary, enlightenment, peace.
Yes, I've been saved, supported, satisfied, and invigorated by my gardens. These ephemeral qualities make worthwhile the "work" a garden requires, and transforms ordinary folks into avowed gardeners.
These non-plant attributes - virtues - found in a garden are its saving graces.
I firmly believe that in nurturing our garden spaces we too are thereby nourished and become the blessed recipients of garden grace.