Early Spring Pictures From A Meditation Garden

Laura Adams got a new camera and made some beautiful pictures of the Myrtle Hill meditation garden in early spring. The garden in the historical cemetery in Rome, Georgia, was started in 2016. There seems to be something magic about this garden. It was built on the theme of “Three Rivers and Seven Hills,” and […]

The Birth of a Meditation Garden

seven berms to represent the hills and a stone pathway for the three rivers. There would be trees, other plants, and large stones to sit on. An antique fence and metal benches were donated and would be incorporated.

The Story Behind the Design of the Meditation Garden in Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, Georgia

On October 14, 2016, I presented this brief story for the dedication of the new meditation garden. I have been asked for a transcript of it a number of times, so I will post it here. I hope it makes you feel good.–John P. Schulz

Copper Troughs and Cancer Reports

I’ll start with the trough. My beautiful friend Lisa Landry owns and operates a delightful home décor shop on Broad Street in Rome, Georgia. She called me a couple of weeks ago and told me that she was preparing to move the shop to a location one block down and across the street. The first […]

Cloud Pruning—A Conceptual Approach to Shaping Plants

From last week’s article, we know that a concept is a collection of questions that haven’t been asked. Let’s ask a few…Julia Maloney who lives a bit south of Atlanta I think, asked me to direct her to some information about cloud pruning so that she could use this treatment on her overgrown boxwood. And […]

Apples, a Cider Press, and a Party

On the way to a Kristofferson concert in Atlanta we stopped off at a wonderful cider pressing party. John and Jane Kenna have been throwing a cider party on an annual basis for ten years. Read about the destiny of 20 bushels of apples

A thank you and a love story

A big event in my life is rapidly approaching. For this week’s article I have decided to share my “thank you” to the Rome Area Writers group.  I have been a member of this group for over four years and they have helped me in many ways. Their motto is, “Writers helping writers.” This piece […]