Happy New Year

“Negotiating with Nature”

It is a new year and I have started the year off by planning the making of my second film, “Negotiating with Nature”.  It is a project about the perennial garden. Where it has come from( why do we garden?), where it is at the present (Does it matter?)and what it might look like in the future. 

I hope to make a film that is not only informative, but entertaining and relevant. One that my daughters generation( she is a college student) will find engaging. What role does the perennial garden play in our society and private lives and are we slowly losing that connection with the natural world and how can we regain it?

“The artist negotiates with the canvas,

the writer negotiates with the page,

but gardener, they negotiate with nature.”

-Your Local Dutchman

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Happy Holidays from Noorden Gardening

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Best of…


 Here is a list of the most viewed blogs from my website…                       (just click on date to take you there.)                                       

 June 2013   Another Stonewall/ The Layered Garden (book review)                         January 2013  History of Place                                                                                                   July 2012  Bells in the Garden                                                                                                    April 2012  Water in the Garden (with video)                                                                        February 2012  Cottonstone Farm (with video)                                                                  January  2012  Grasses in the Garden (with video)                                                            October  2011 Painting in My Garden/ The Bench                                                              September 2011  Bulbs in the Garden/ Buddha in the Garden(book review)              May 2011  Symbols in the Garden                                                                                          January  2011  Winter Pruning/ Concrete Garden Balls


-Your Local Dutchman                

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