A gathering place for the Art of Gardening and Natures Beauty

Gardens of Etsy is a gathering space for artisans and friends.
A viewing point for natures beauty.
A place for inspiration.
We fill our gardens with not only plants and love but enhance them with our arts and crafts.
We bring the outdoors in by filling our homes with our nature inspired works of art.

Monday, March 28, 2011

~ Welcome ~

Welcome to the Gardens of Etsy Team Blog.

A place for us to share our passions, our creations, our love for the art of gardening and nature inspired art. A place for inspiration ~ A gathering space for friends ~ A viewing point for natures beauty.

The diversity of our team is awe-inspiring, from Superior, Unique one of a kind Garden and Home decor, Beautifully Handcrafted natured inspired Jewelry, Handmade fibers to Organic seeds, Herbs and Live plants, truly outstanding work everyone!

If you love gardening, nature and the great outdoors you are most welcome to join us. http://www.etsy.com/teams/8056/gardens-of-etsy

When you find some free time come sit and relax with us in the garden.

Any Gardens of Etsy team member interested in creating a blog post here please feel free to contact me. We would love to hear from you. Have a Great Day in the Garden! Julie


My Garden ~ By Julie DeGroot (gardenjewels)

It's where I go to free my mind, refresh my body and calm my spirit. Where I find myself seeking enlightenment and a place I find inspiration. I've sculpted the earth into a place I hold very dear to me. A viewing point for nature's beauty. ~ Peace & Tranquility ~

It embraces me when I enter it. The growing gifts from family, friends and my travels greet me and I smile. Each having a story, a place, a person within it. Gathering stones and pebbles found on adventures through the woods, creeks and places I've visited, scattering them among the plants. A reflective pond with waterfalls sets in the background, my husband and I dug by hand that summer long ago. Filled with love and my koi, patiently awaiting to be gazed upon. Tucked away niches to meditate in, as I search for contentment.

One of my favorite places, a tranquil Japanese teahouse my talented husband and son built me for Mothers' Day. It welcomes me to sit for a spell at days end. Wonderful memories, natures' beauty, and my art surround me and comfort me there. Bringing me reflections of color, movement and sounds to sooth my soul. ~ "The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration." ~ Claude Monet ~