Making spaces under trees into gardens
I have been working on 'my idea' for the past 91/2 years. I started to make the area in front of where I live, on Dufourstrasse, under the trees, into gardens, 3 of them. I'm retired and love nature and I'm aware that insects, bees etc need as many areas to survive as we can give them. Not only do they benefit but over these years, I hear constantly how much my work and investment is appreciated. There are elderly people who have illnesses where they are unable to walk the streets but see me working and enjoy the flowers as the seasons pass. There are people who have poor eyesight, one lady told me how when she passes, she can smell the flowers. People tell me they walk this direction especially to enjoy what I am doing. For me moving into a new area and living alone as a senior citizen, it allowed me to hold conversations and make friends in the neighbourhood. I also had people ask me how to go about doing it for themselves, therefore I encouraged others to work on the areas where they live. It's not an easy project to do always, dogs and thoughtless people ruin, break and take away the blooms I wait so long to see. Sad as this is, the joy it brings to others is always in the foreground, and an inspiration to continue, as long as I'm able to do so.