LIFE GARDENS:  A Workshop with Dr. Selia Karsten

You’ve planted many seeds.  Create your own seasons to harvest and enjoy the fruits of your labours.  Get in touch with what means most to you and how to appreciate that bounty you can share with your family, friends, students and teachers.

Selia's Sites:
Selia’s Garden – a rainbow meditation -
The Fountain - resources for contemplative practitioners -
Selia’s Spa – oasis on the web for holistic educators -
Fountain Gallery – photos of fountains -
Notes and Sketches – an exploration of fountains and gardens -

Garden Links
Japanese Gardens -
Anna's Attic: Garden Metaphors -
Learn about Matcha Tea for Japanese tea ceremonies - Matcha Kari
HeyKid Blog: Garden Metaphors -
Around the World in Beautiful Gardens -
Crescent Bloom: Famous Estate Gardens -
Japanese Tea Ceremonies: Gardens of Japan -
Lost Gardens of Heligan -
Garden Search (for botanical gardens in the world)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett -
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary -

Garden Videos - Hidcote Manor - Zen Garden - South East England - Sissinghurst Castle Garden - Beautiful Flower Gardens - Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden - Keukenhof Gardens - Lost Gardens of Heligan

Garden Blogs - Canadian Garden Joy - Empress of Dirt Blog: organic gardening in Middlesex County Ontario - Heavy Petal Blog: organic gardening in Vancouver, B.C -  Toronto Gardening Blogs - community gardening  - A Way to Garden: the source for garden information and inspiration - How to become a successful gardener - Plant Avenue: notes by a novice gardener - I Can Garden

Garden Ideas:

Make a collection of Garden metaphors and images
Inventory garden-related experiences and ideas in poems and short stories
Translate metaphors into action plans for your dreams and goals
Map a future garden you fantacize

1. Fields of Dreams:  Travels in the Wildflower Meadows of America – Tim Fitzharris (1995)
2. The Cultivated Gardener:  Trees – ed. Kristin Joyce (1997)
3. Heligan Wild: A Year of Nature in the Lost Gardens – Colin Howlett (1999)
4. The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening Vol 17 – Pro to Reg  ed. T. H. Everett
5. A New Leaf – Merilyn Simonds (2011)
6. Inventing the Garden – Matteo Vercelloni (2010)

Last Update  May 1, 2022