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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Garden Soothing

I'm feeling a little sickly, cough cough. So I'm sitting on the sofa, crocheting and watching Around The World In 80 Gardens.
It's a BBC series which features gardens that are very beautiful and often bizarre. 
I find gardens very healing and relaxing and am missing having one. A couple of pots on the deck just aren't cutting it at the moment so I've turned to this show for some sustenance.
Some of my favourite gardens featured are as follows; 



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And the Ryoanji rock garden in Kyoto...


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And the Ethnobotanic Garden at Oaxaca...


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The host is Monty Don and he is an impassioned and interesting man. If you're interested in hearing more about him you can listen to the Dessert Island Discs interview, in which he discusses bouts of depression and finding his true vocation later in life after financial collapse. He also has a book which I'm going to track down. I think he, and these gardens are very inspiring. I've only shown you three of them, worth checking out the other 77...


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