Thursday, April 7, 2016

Our laid-back garden

If there is something that mostly excites me in a garden, 
it is that this blissful space is always in a state of transition 
and never matures. Flowers may grow and flourish, fruit 
become edible but the space itself remains there to be 
started again and again, to be improved, 
to be experienced and challenged. 

It’s been almost three years that we tend the garden in 
the village. A huge effort has been made to give it the punch 
it needed. The backyard has recently been landscaped. 
Newly planted shrubs are hopefully perking up now and 
nothing reminds you of the yard it used to be. We seeded, 
repotted and planted without particular concern in order to 
create an informal, a little wild, and a little aleatory garden. 
A laid-back garden inviting to a lower pace of life where 
we could dine in, sit, unwind, potter and so on.  
I’m so curious of what it will give within a few months.

Τhis is what the country garden looks like in early April 
with the baby wisteria in full bloom, the pebble path beneath 
the pergola, the poppies scattered everywhere in the front 
yard and the overcrowded citrus trees. Our retreat when 
weather and schedules allow it. 

You can’t imagine how happy I felt when I spotted those 
two rattan chairs on the street… Thrown away, they were 
standing there for days…I dragged them home and gave 
them a new lease of life. Not rubbish anymore…

Part of the front yard

Here in Greece, we are waiting for Easter to come. 
The most significant religious holiday celebrated throughout 
the country. It’s on May first this year. If you are interested 
you may visit my board “Greek Easter” on Pinterest.
Greek Easter is the pinnacle of the celebration 
of Life, of Spring, of Regeneration. 
I’m in this mood now, happy with the upcoming holidays, 
with the lighter and more colorful days, 
with this colorful world surrounding me.
Hope you feel the same. 

A warm hug 
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