“… the garden is so much more to me than a resource for cooking or decorating. To me, it is also a refuge, a place to go for rest and spiritual renewal. In the freeway of my life, I love to find an exit ramp that leads to a green retreat. There I can sit still or stroll slowly or dig in the soil and let the serenity of shrub and vine begin to grow inside me.”

~ Emilie Barnes (American author: Time Began in a Garden)

Shared by Betty Hanselman

Gardener’s wife (& frequent garden refuge seeker)

This woodland garden breathes refreshment and rest at the end of an irregular stepping stone path that ambles through evergreen shrubs beneath towering shade trees, Elizabethtown, PA.