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Making the Most

October 29th, 2015

When visiting Heronswood in the Pacific Northwest we noticed an upturned tree while walking down the main path to the house. When we saw the other side we were pleasantly surprised. It had been turned into a planting nook, which was perfect!
Overturned tree garden at heronswood 1
Sometimes things happen in the garden that are beyond on our control, we can choose to look at these as a setback or as an opportunity. I love that they used this space to grow beautiful things.
Overturned tree garden at heronswood 3
Overturned tree garden at heronswood 2
It’s a stunning feature and a showstopper in the garden, something so simple. Thinking outside the is a great quality to have as a gardener!

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.