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Making the Most

October 29th, 2015

When visiting Heronswood in the Pacific Northwest we noticed an upturned tree while walking down the main path to the house. When we saw the other side we were pleasantly surprised. It had been turned into a planting nook, which was perfect!
Overturned tree garden at heronswood 1
Sometimes things happen in the garden that are beyond on our control, we can choose to look at these as a setback or as an opportunity. I love that they used this space to grow beautiful things.
Overturned tree garden at heronswood 3
Overturned tree garden at heronswood 2
It’s a stunning feature and a showstopper in the garden, something so simple. Thinking outside the is a great quality to have as a gardener!

2 Comments to “Making the Most”
  1. Misti on October 29, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Nurse logs are great! The PNW is such an awesome place. I would love to get back there someday.

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  2. Chris on October 29, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Yes, nurse logs here in the Northwest are so beautiful if left alone to sprout mini forests of sword ferns like this one. It’s funny to see those spiky things they’ve planted among them. Very pretty!

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