|Some 30 years ago, unbeknownst to me, I began to belong to a two-acre garden that would design my life adventure.
We were a young family when we moved to a property blessed with rock less topsoil, a perfect climate, and dreams to grow.
After all those years, one thing I know:
An artist's life is filled with many footpaths; occasional serendipity; numerous setbacks; bliss.
I rarely know how one passion will lead to the next.
My garden grew
into a collection of uncommon perennials,
into a celebrated grower nursery (Bouquet Banque),
into a passion for natural design,
into two sustainable acres of glorious fiber plants
into a partnership with Bill Roeder of cultivated labours, growth & energies comingled in purpose,
into a teaching school (Fishsticks Basketry),
into a joy-filled exploration of artistic expression in weaving and weeding, working and writing.
It is a dynamic mystery to me, belonging to a garden.
"The small landholders are the most precious part of a state". Thomas Jefferson wrote that. I think he's on to something....
Come walk our pathways.......