In deference to green thumbs and flowersmiths

August 21, 2015

I can't vouch for you, but I'm not a very successful gardener. I have interviewed many landscapers and enthusiastically osmosed their arboreal knowledge but I forever fail when it comes to practicing it. Perhaps I need to pray for salvation in the living green church in Ohaupo, New Zealand. Creator Barry Cox has spent his life either tending trees or touring the world to admire religious architecture and in 2011 he blended his interests by cultivating the Tree Church
After four years of nurturing, Barry opened the church and grounds to the public for weddings in January 2015 and has been busy ever since. Before each event he mows for five hours and gardens for three to achieve his green shoot of paradise. That's a huge effort and a huge inspiration.
Most of us probably have more of a chance to be florally creative with with non-living mediums such as paper. On the blog this week Jane features the divine work of Jennifer Tran who calls herself a flowersmith - a paper flower artist.
Although tree generated, paper flowers require no watering or weeding, it's the cutting and pasting that could become a challenge. Whatever your skill set, a slice of nature nurtures the mind, body and soul so get amongst it.



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