Posts Categorized: Garden

The Interview Series 3: A Place for Community, Healing and Creativity

This is the third post in The Interview Series, a collection of blog articles based on an interview with Mela Macquarrie, co-founder of The Garden Compound. All the houses here are my design and I oversaw the building and sometimes built them directly. All the houses have signatures, and one of them is handmade, beautifully shaped bathtubs… Read more »

Mr Tomten the Gnome in our Garden

Mr Tomten, a gnome, has been seen in varying places in our garden. In late Fall we tried to make him a cozy home outside in a log shelter at the foot of a tree but somehow he ended up back in our greenhouse cold and tired. We fed him, played with him and are… Read more »

Three Kings Day Celebration

At the beginning of January we returned to Dappled Grove Garden to celebrate Three Kings Day together. This is the day of the gift giving of the Magi to the Sun child, born in Bethleham 12 days earlier. This is also called Twelfth Night, of which Shakespeare’s play is written. The twelve days of Christmas… Read more »

Snowy Days in our Garden

Snow has arrived well this week at the garden. The children and I just missed having the snow to muck around in by a day! On Monday and Tuesday the children and I sat outside and had picnic lunches with sunscreen on and jackets off! By Tuesday mid afternoon the clouds came rolling over and… Read more »