A Creative Journey: Imagining My Dream Garden

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Wildflowers at ChanticleeerSomething major happened in my life this past March. It was so painful for me to discuss that I’ve not spoken about it in the gardening world until now.

I left my rooftop gardening that I had tended to for the past 6 years in Tel Aviv and am now living in an apartment, that although surrounded by greenery, has no outdoor space.

It is the first time in 40 years that I am without a personal garden!

And quite frankly, I feel as if a piece of who I am has been cut out of me.

My reasons for making the move were good ones. The price of real estate in Tel Aviv is like New York City; it’s absolutely crazy. And because I have chosen to renovate my condo in Philly and spend more time in the states, I had to free up some financial resources.

So, I have needed to ‘let go’ once again when it comes to leaving a personal garden. Although I was in a state of shock for the first few months after I moved, I no longer am.

Rather, I am now totally focused on the garden that will be coming into my life.

“Ah ha”, you may be thinking to yourself, “Fran has gone absolutely bonkers.”

No, not all.

You see, I really believe that if you dream what you deeply desire and set an intention, that whatever it is you are dreaming about will come into your life, in ways you never expected, and often beyond anything you could have imagined.

I have been dreaming about a country garden for this past year. Where it is, I don’t yet know. But when a friend of mine sent me this link from a New York Times piece written a few weeks ago, my heart began to sing. It spoke to me in such a profound way that all I kept on thinking was “Yes, yes, this is the feel of what I want.” The name of the article is Anna Wintour’s Wild Garden. It is a must read!


photo source: New York Times

I would assume that a lot of you are dreamers by nature….that you dream about what your garden is going to look like when you finish the project you’re working on, or you dream what your fall garden will look and feel like when the fall perennials, grasses, and trees take on their glorious autumnal hues.

I spend time every day dreaming my garden: 5 minutes here or there. Nothing elaborate. I just close my eyes and get a vision of a landscape and let my imagination take it from there. I have no idea how large, how small, or what plantings I’ll be using. All I’m focusing on right now is the feeling of the place. It certainly has elements of a wild and unkempt landscape; so profoundly beautiful that it will take my breath away. I can even hear myself silently whispering”I am home.”

Sometimes I see myself running down a huge hill from a home with windows looking out onto the property. When I run to the bottom of the hill, there’s an old wheelbarrow with worn gloves and a spade inside of it. I peer to the right and enter a secret garden

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting about the process I’m using to help me move forward into making my dreams a reality on Facebook. I would love to have anyone who is interested in creating the garden of their dreams or creating anything they want in their life to join me on this journey.

I will be posting on the KapliPRO FB page and my own personal Fran Sorin Facebook page.

I would love to hear any stories on how you’ve created your dream garden or what if you are in the throes of imagining your next garden.

Also, if you want to know when the New Revised Edition of Digging Deep Free Book and Course Giveaway is going live, please go over to my newly designed website, FranSorin, and sign up for my Newsletter. Not only will you be the first to know when the giveaway is going live, but you’ll also receive my newest piece: Fran’s 5×30 Creativity Formula: How to Dramatically Increase Your Creativity weekly videos.

I look forward to hearing your stories about dreams and creative journeys in relationship to the garden!

Sending you much love and appreciation -XO


P.S. If you enjoyed this article, check out : How to Use Quantum Physics to Create Your Dream Garden

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Fran Sorin

Fran Sorin

Fran is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, which Andrew Weil, M.D., recommends as "a profound and inspiring book."  

A graduate of the University of Chicago with Honors in Psychology, she is also a gardening and creativity expert, coach, inspirational speaker, CBS radio news gardening correspondent, and Huffington Post Contributor.

Learn more about Fran and get free resources that will help you improve your life at www.fransorin.com.

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