The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the “real” life that lies outside. But when we get our hands in the earth we connect with the cycle of life in nature through which destruction and decay are followed by regrowth and renewal.
The new book, "The Well-Gardened Mind," provides a new perspective on the power of gardening to change people’s lives. Sue Stuart-Smith investigates the many ways in which mind and garden can interact and explores how the process of tending a plot can be a way of sustaining an innermost self.
Stuart-Smith’s own love of gardening developed as she studied to become a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
Our expert gardeners are back! On the show today, Bob Graves, a horticulturist and co-owner of Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, New York and Fred Breglia, director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.