Growing your own cut-flower garden does not need to be exasperating. It can actually be quite easy and very therapeutic! I will explain how in a separate post coming soon. But first I wanted to share with you why I am growing cut-flowers.
I have worked as a pediatric nurse for 24 years. I started out my career working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at our state's only children's hospital where our team cared for the sickest of the sick. For the last 14 years I have worked in the Cardiac Cath Lab with an amazing team of doctors, nurses, radiology techs and anesthesiologists where we care for children and adults with congenital heart disease as well as arrhythmia disorders. In the beginning I don't think I realized how much gardening was helping me through the tough times as a nurse. It was very difficult to see children and their families suffer during times of extreme illnesses. But, I have always loved my career. What a blessing it was to be able to care for families during their most difficult times. Early on in my career I would find myself working outside on my days off, planting and caring for my flowers. It was kind of random in the beginning and of course some grew, some didn't.....But, it is what God has used to keep me "somewhat" sane all these years. My time in the garden is a time of thinking through situations, reflecting on my life and appreciating the beauty that God has provided for us. Oddly enough, these are not things I talk about often, but I have found it somewhat easier to express through writing.
I am now on a journey to provide fresh, locally grown cut-flowers to others in hopes of brightening your days. I hope you will find them cheerful and comforting. To me, it is a dream come true to be able to spend my days caring for and nurturing little seeds into beautiful flowers for others to enjoy.