“At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable,” wrote Thoreau in Walden. Yes, mystery! It’s a rich and beautiful thing, ever-present and never-quite-known. This month we’re exploring the relationship between mystery, nature, people and plants. Meander with us…

We’re talking about the role of mystery in garden design, the mysteries of nature and spirituality, the language of flowers, mysterious plants and more.

Thank you, also, for traipsing along with us in our January Best of 2017 issue. This is a really important time for us to both rest and prepare for the year ahead. It’s a also a great time to reflect on the stories, people and places that inspired and nourished us over the past year.

I’m looking forward to sharing a bright and happy year of life with plants with you in 2018,

Yours deciduously,