Musings of a Nelson GardenerGordon Peery2021-08-17T07:01:54-04:00
About Linda Singer:
I am an avid gardener in love with plants. My favorite gardens have a free, spontaneous feeling. Some of my earliest childhood memories have included nature walks and collecting common wildflowers. When I garden, I try to capture the feelings of those discoveries. I am fortunate to have a life partner, Greg Rothman, who has wholeheartedly supported my gardening interests, along with all the work that accompanies these endeavors. He is a true “enabler”. I am “drawn” to the soil and thoroughly enjoy the process of planting and watching nature. I think gardens are an extension of the gardener, and I look forward to sharing “me” with you.
Often gardeners are asked, What are your favorite flowers? The time-honored answer is something akin to “whatever flower is blooming now,” I have many garden favorites and their annual presence guides me through time.
My photo theme focuses on the way harmony of color, form, and texture is utilized in the garden. I am greatly inspired by the Japanese gardens that I have visited. To my surprise, even the dry (gravel) gardens created a mood of harmony, introspection, and peace.
Many years ago at a musical holiday party, I saw a tin container (housing tasty cookies) with this charming illustration by Mary Engelbreit that said: “Memory is the power to collect roses in winter” (anonymous).
This image and thought has stayed in my memory ever since.