Forget the risk and take the fall. If it’s meant to be, it’s worth it all!

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.- Jean Shinoda Bolen

My Blog
The idea of creating my own space and becoming more versatile has long dawned upon me. My appreciation for depths, calm, creativity, expression and realism inspires me to have a platform where such ‘authenticity’ can be upheld.
My ambition has never been to fit in or stand out.
I’m happy just doing what I love and being free to embrace that which brings me joy. In the comfort of being ‘myself’.

“Be so rooted in you that nobody’s absence or presence can disturb your inner peace.” unknown

The pursuit
My success in gardening has to do with the combined effort of doing what I love with passion and blessings. I began gardening on the spontaneous idea of ‘desiring’ to produce my own healthy vegetables. Lacking knowledge and skills did not defer my passion to pursue. In considering my 8 years of achievements, passion appears to have helped in the development of knowledge. 😉

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion”. Albert Camus

How I Got my name!
The name “Dgentle Gardener”, was a recommendation by one of my former Facebook followers  “Adam Peacook”. Back in 2013. He was of the opinion that I held the likeness of a “Gentle Gardener”. This has been the leading factor in perpetuating my gardening identity over the years.
Adam and I no longer have contact with each other, yet our encounter reinforced the proverb; “We meet people for a reason! , and how a simple touch or kind gesture can have a lifelong impact.

Butterflies are a beautiful representation of spiritual rebirth, transformation, change and hope ...
Garden picture 2020

My attachment to butterflies stems from their meaningful representation of transformation. The manner in which they evolve from complexity into beauty and are able to ‘stand out amidst their quiet existence. Their cycle is an example of patience, perseverance and humility, all of which lead to rewarding outcomes.

One of my early moments in the garden

Nature and gardening help me remain rooted in my purpose.
Spending time outdoors awakens me to the importance of attentive listening.
It enhances my spiritual growth, through which I find inner peace.

The more you nourish the lives of others through love, the more your own soul becomes fertile with happiness

Life on its own is a school in which both our experiences and mistakes teach us. Never be reluctant to learn, or proud to accept correction. This is how we reach our full potential called “GROWTH”!

Nurturing my daughters’ growth has been one of my richest blessings.

The Reward
Working in the garden comes with many elevating benefits. It helps in improving my general outlook on life and continues to teach me many priceless lessons. Like “there is a quiet strength in humility.” 

I don’t want to waste my time trying to fight for what’s not mines”, I don’t want to lose myself in someone else dreams”.

After much diversions, contemplation, and pray I am taking this step of “Faith”. My only desire is that it serves to uplift and inspire anyone who joins me here.