When stress is getting you down, a little dirt therapy always helps. Last week a couple of friends and I visited fellow blogger Phillip Oliver's garden in Florence, Alabama. His blog is aptly called Dirt Therapy. His garden is over twenty years old, and it has a unique character that reflects its owners. My first impression, standing in front of the house, was that it was a relatively small garden; but that was deceiving, as arbors open to garden rooms and more paths to explore. It climbs and reaches and stretches about, and with the soothing songs of happy birds and chattering squirrels, the peace of it all enveloped me as I explored its paths.
One can not walk fast through this garden! There are many art objects and interesting statues to study:
With lush plantings and several water features, this garden is a wildlife refuge in the middle of a city.
It was a great day of Dirt Therapy for internet friends, brought face to face through our love of gardening.