My landscaping project is a garden sanctuary.
The upper garden area is dedicated to both my mother Virginia, and my daughter Kimberly. It is
intended to live long after I am gone as a testimony of my love of them, beautiful things and places,
and to the Cosmos. This project lived in my head and heart
for nearly five years. My challenge was for that vision to come out of my mouth,
into the artist's ears and out their hands just as I have seen it in my head. It
is an amazing collaboration of my vision and the vision and creativity of a
handful of gifted artists and artisans who have turned that vision into a
palpable, tangible, incredibly glorious space. This exciting piece of the Earth Mother speaks for
My garden sanctuary is the perfect amalgam of
history, artistry, ecology, beauty, science, and engineering design. This
project is divinely guided and divinely protected. It draws on the renaissance
abilities of all that helped create the space and invites the same participation
on behalf of anyone who enjoys it. Each day of its progression and evolution I
affirmed that all who chose to participate in its creation would infuse the
contributions with joy, happiness, excitement, creativity, and integrity. We
succeeded. None of us had ever accomplished this magnitude of endeavor
before. My sanctuary, as well as my other gardens, is available to any person of
integrity and admirer of the gifts of the Cosmos.
A stroll through the garden is a serendipity
of lush enticements that evoke splendorous images. The flowering pomegranate
tree explodes with a profusion of flamingo colored blossoms. The weeping cherry
tree, in spring, resembles a pink cotton candy parasol. A sea of flowing
wisteria cascades down the front entrance and welcomes you with a delightful
perfume. The garden is adorned with peach trees, hollyhocks, hydrangea,
lavender, daffodils, and iris, just to name a few. The saucer magnolia tree
offers a lush, shady canopy of intoxicating fragrance and grace.
Participate in the gardens, the grasses
, and the ponds. Become a part of this gloriosity while you visit and take a private memory away with you.