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
, we are
waiting for Easter to come. Greece
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