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Green Gulch Flower Gardens

By Published On: September 20, 2013
Green Gulch Flower Gardens

Green Gulch GardenIt’s easy to get busy. Between work, chores, groceries, children or simply opening mail there is often not much time left over. Especially when what you might need most is to maintain perspective and find ways, however small, to appreciate the good things in life. It could be argued that all of what we do, the to-do list, is the “good stuff”. But a visit to a place like Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center is a delightful reminder that there is more to life than meets the eye.

Green Gulch Pollinator GardenI’ve had a hankering for bees, keeping bees and gardening for bees. In fact, it’s officially added to my to-do list and definitely some “good stuff”, especially because the bee workshop I found took me to Green Gulch. Arriving early, I made a foray of the grounds and found myself here, smack dab in the middle of the prayer center and organic farm, in the flower garden. Better yet, it was loaded with bees and bumbles.

Green Gulch Flowers and ApplesLavender, cosmos, dahlias, roses, apples and bees perfectly framed by the Marin Headlands and cared for by people who are, I’m sure, meditating as they do so.

Green Gulch - Rows of Flowers <3The moment couldn’t be any better. How did I know I was going to get two for one? A workshop and a well-timed, eye-opening spotlight into a world that is truly a bridge and a labor of love.

Green Gulch Flowers in WhiteThe beds of flowers are neatly arranged in rows or labyrinths, leading the eye and ultimately feet through paths and meadows of color. Eventually winding up here, at the organic nursery where natives and ornamentals can be purchased for a minimal fee.

Green Gulch Nursery <3Maybe what you need is to one day you’ll find yourself at Green Gulch or a version of it, by chance or choice. It could be your perfect moment. Just what you need to remind you of the “good stuff” of life. Perspective, bees, gardening and more.

green-gulch-nursery-signLearn more about Green Gulch here.


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About the Author: Emily Murphy

I’ve learned there’s something wonderfully powerful in the simple act of growing. Here, in our gardens, we can repair ourselves and our plots of earth with our own two hands. GROW WHAT YOU LOVE and GROW NOW!

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  1. Maryann McCormick October 26, 2013 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Hey there, Cousin!
    Next time you’re down here, I’m going to give you some Cuphea starts. Mine are a-swarm with bees and keep them so satisfied with their yummy nectar that they have to this day not stung a soul. Or a body, either!

    • Emily Murphy October 26, 2013 at 9:25 am - Reply

      I would love that! Thank you! I haven’t grown Cuphea as of yet – what variety do you have?