“A peaceful garden–simple or harmonious to look at, restful to sit in–is a place of balance, sufficiently demanding of your time to be satisfying without enslaving you. It’s the place where you feel free to be sad, happy or even a little sentimental.  In the peaceful garden, listening to the song of a bird or smelling a rose are as important as weeding; they should touch all the senses and leave you feeling enriched.”

From “Peaceful Gardens” Stephanie Donaldson, 2003