Garden Studies

GARDEN STUDIES. A short time ago my wife and I bought a house. The former owner was an elderly woman who was a master gardner. Everyday I see plants in our small backyard that I've never seen before. I just have to look around to get ideas.  “When you paint Spring, do not paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots, but just paint Spring. To paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots is to paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots - it is not yet painting Spring.” ― Japanese Zen Master Dogen (1200 – 1253)