Nick’s Corner is just that, a corner of the
garden which I maintain in The Japanese Garden of Tranquility that
includes Seijaku-en, The Nature Photography Garden and The Asian
Garden. The Corner serves a refuge for me and provides me
with a place to think about gardening. Spring is finally here!! This
last winter was long, cold and wreaked havoc on our tender plants,
especially in the newly planted Asian Garden. There
are two specimens of Gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides ‘Daisy’ & G. jasminoides
‘Radicans,' in the very front of the garden that were especially hard
hit. The once shimmering emerald foliage now belongs to realm of death
and their fragrant
white flowers will grace us no more with their sweet embrace. It is a
most depressing sight indeed.
But, in this gardener’s brain, this untimely
departing of such great plants lead to opportunities. Maybe I plant this
part of the garden differently. Maybe I replant the Gardenias. Maybe I
leave the space void to provide a different view
of the garden. What is left is not a dead plant, but rather a living
chance to create a new space, a new form, a new feeling in the garden,
and this is at the heart of what gardening is all about. It is a
prospect, not a problem
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Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)