Shakespeare Garden Design How-to & few other tips!

“A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating.” ― Wendell Berry

As I mentioned in the previous post, I’m going to share several types of garden design & themes during the cold days of December! Be sure to keep posted for next week’s garden how-to: Friendship Garden Design!

Gardens are such a joy and can be an inspiration to others.  When one walks through a garden they should be welcomed by a warm, fuzzy feeling that grabs hold of them to the point of not wanting to leave.  Quiet, rest and peacefulness ought to be the theme of every garden, and it can be accomplished simply by making it a small reflection of who you are. 

When your friends are there it should be a time of not just visiting, but sharing secrets of both joy and sadness; a place where memories are in the making.  A garden says so much about its creator~ favorite plants, colors, garden style~ mine is all cottage!  My hope is that these writings will stimulate that new, hopeful gardener to dive into a new project, or inspire the one that has it ‘all’ to do something new.  Gardening is meant to be a joy, so be joyful & garden!

Many people are moved by Shakespeare’s writings and find his work quite fascinating. Some may have even heard of a Shakespeare Garden Theme.  This garden represents plants that have been mentioned in many of his writings. 

As you will notice, many of the plants listed are herbs, and therefore an Herb Garden would be a great way to incorporate this into your yard! 

Remember, as with all gardens, consider your area, drainage, available sunlight or lack of, and the plants growing habits. 

As always, I suggest drawing it out and planning before you start~ this always saves a lot of disappointment.

Here are some specific plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s writings. Would you consider creating this garden theme? What garden themes do you currently have?

  • *Mustard     
  • *Strawberry
  • *Parsley     
  • *Calendula
  • *Bay           
  • *Carnation
  • *Burnet       
  • *Columbine
  • *Savory      
  • *Flax 
  • *Thyme       
  • *Pink Rose
  • *Marjoram  
  • *Hyssop
  • *Lavender   
  • *Johnny Jump Ups
  • *Lemon Balm  
  • *Myrtle
  • *Chamomile     
  • *Flax
  • *Rosemary     
  • *Mint

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Happy Day,
Jean

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