I have been fascinated of the power of nature since I was a little girl and began gardening 11 years old. Seeing the seed power to sprout and finally become a full-grown plant is a miracle every year.
My childhood cottage was located in the middle of Rejmyre forest in Sweden. We took long walks in the silence of nature and enjoyed the forest hustle and nature’s pantry. Grandpa and I rowed the skiff at the lake by the cottage and fished pike for dinner.
Childhood gave me a sense of life quality and shaped me into the person I am today. I am grateful that I have learned to appreciate and value the simple life!
Aunt Karin had snow-white hair and was incredibly kind and gentle. She was a gardener and had a greenhouse where the grape vines slithered up to the ceiling! The scent of warm soil in the greenhouse and all the plants that my mother and I got for our own garden created that I today are working as a garden designer – creating personal garden paradises.
1997 I got injured badly and it was uncertain if I would spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. One of the most difficult movements was to bend my back forward. But I longed to be able to pick berries in my garden despite the injury. It took eight years of research before I found the right Doctor that mastered the right kind of surgery and today I’m completely healed.