“One day the gardener realizes that what she is doing out there is actually teaching herself to garden by performing a series of experiments. This is a pivotal moment in one’s life.” ~Margaret Roach
Having come from years of hosting tea parties, and attending a variety of garden tours…
I naturally have a built-in affinity for growing things and gathering friends together.
With that said I’m really not much of a gardener.
However, that does not keep me from visiting & enjoying the gardens of those who are.
This past week I experienced my first garden tour here on the Oregon coast. The tour was in an area called Couquille. I met the nicest people who shared openly about their gardens.
The gardens varied from simple to more elaborate.
They were all beautiful in their own way. What I learned that afternoon was that a good garden should evolve and change along with you, and the needs and desires of your life.
Transformation is all around in a life that is growing and blooming everyday.
I suppose it was my attending the tour, that later in the week I found myself working in the garden.
And, on a whim decided to host the first tea party in my Folly.
And, since tea parties are what I do know lots about…
I gathered my friends and surprised them for an afternoon tea.
My experience with gardening was similar to preparing for the afternoon tea.
Both tell me that the results will be worth the effort, and the rewards will always be many.
Here’s a peek at how I prepared for a tea…