Love, Hard Work, Dedication, Will Power,
InstructionsThe results were achieved with a generous and everlasting love. Hard work was seen only in the eyes of the non-achievers, which only proved to bolster my resolve. The dedication factor proved to be one of the main ingredients, and resulted in the beauty of the final product, for without dedication, all would have been lost. Will power? Why did I include will power? Many a vacation was not to be. ...
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Category: Home & Garden
Type of item: Food
Style: Funky, Eco-Friendly, Ethnic, Traditional, Casual, Classic, Romantic, Outdoorsy, Preppy, Retro / Vintage, Whimsical, Formal / Bridal, Victorian / Steampunk
Far too many to list. Far too many discarded. Far too many root pruned. Far too many saved and loved. Greenery, fragrance, color-oh so much in the way of beautiful color, too little in the way of hand protection, fertilizer done in a timely manner, kneelers, sit-down carts for the times prior to two hip surgeries, buckets to aid in scrap and as a means to rise from a kneeling position, and finally, my oxygen concentrator, for the abilty to breathe while I did what 'needed' to be done.
What was your inspiration?
My parents who provided both food for the table and food for the soul during World War TWO. A mother, cripple with arthritis and joyful when toiling in her flower gardens. A father, who until the day before he died, tending his garden at the nursing home, the space given to him by the 'home's' owner. A son who died and a husband who grieved with me in creating my serenity pond. My packet of seeds planted in gravel and rubble that although my Daddy cautioned me that nothing would grow, reaping my first lettuce, beans, zucchini and addiction. Moving Mama's plants from her home to mine, ignoring the fact that I could no longer walk without pain in order to keep going, a lack of breath and ultimate oxygen when hubby purchased a second concentrator and moves it around from back porch, to patio, to front portico in order to allow me to satisfy my obsession. My absolute NEED to do this.
What are you most proud of?
It's hard to narrow it down to one. It's difficutl to look at the whole in terms of 'what I am most proud of'. I can say that my rose collection and my individual rose varieties are cause for much joy, but in terms of what I am 'Most' proud of is my tenacity against what would appear to be 'against all odds', for those who have been able to go through life unaffected by any addictions and therefore any understanding will never 'get it'. It's life, itself.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Gather much in the way of willpower, a good dose of patience, a love of creation, a passion for beauty, and the ability to ignore the naysayers.