There has never been a moment when I thought gardening wasn't one of the best things I could possibly do, now that I think of it. That being said, one of the ways I know gardening is the one of the best things I can do with my time, imho, is what it does to my DREAMS!
I didn't intend for this post to be so long, so in the short, I was just curious about your experiences with Garden Dreams!
1. Do people who were born into a family that garden dream of their family gardens? / Have you always dreamed of plants/gardening?
2. Do you ever dream of plants that you have never seen before / can't identify / don't know what they are?
3. Do you have any reoccurring garden dreams or themes?
Here are some of my rather wordy experiences:
I read somewhere something about dreams that I felt fit for me personally, and it made me feel better about what dreams were, no matter what they are. I read somewhere that dreams were, in somebody's opinion, a way of the mind/brain/psyche/self reconciling
something to the equivalent of
"everything that ever happened" [while you were awake/conscious/living]
I like that theory because it puts me at ease with my dreams. They aren't consistently great. They aren't always palatable at times. I have to say, however, my dreams are actually wonderful if my mind has to churn through everything it ever went through.
I accept my dreams on that account I don't have constant nightmares about certain things that I feel I should be lucky not to dream about, if that makes sense. I want to outright say I ABSOLUTELY sympathize with anyone who has constant nightmares in a way that impacts their life at all.
Or maybe I want to send out condolences for any part of humanity that ever had a bad dream!? *poof!*
All that being said, I want to say: there is absolute hope for those with lives whose dreams leave them with a bad taste in your month! Or at least my dreams made me feel kind of helpless like even though my life was okay now I kept dreaming about situations where I didn't feel "OK" and I didn't think there would be a way out of it.
I started gardening 3 or 4 years ago and reading about plants online in most of my spare time.
Gardening and reading about plants changed the inside of my mind and made me see flowers and vines in all the places I used to have bad dreams.
The more I garden, the more garden dreams I have.
In my dreams, I am at the places I lived where I was a child (we never gardened anything then and it is all fiction but I am in my old backyards!) -
I approach well maintained plots in my dreams: I know it is my plot in the dreams, and I know I grew the plants I am touching because of the feeling I have! But often times I have no idea what kind of flowers I'm seeing because... [they are made up exotic mishmashes of every plant I've ever read about... and I guess I've been reading about... thousands now, hah!]
I once dreamed of figs growing on squash vines, which was awesome! (if figs grew like squash on vines I WOULD have a fig patch trellising everywhere afterall, hehe!)
I even have a new garden related nightmare! I have had this dream twice this month:
The nightmare is that I can't sleep... because... there is...
*a CHOCOLATE MINT!!* plant growing in my bed and I am
"too minty to sleep"
which is quite frankly one of the most heartwarming bad dreams I've ever had. (I happen to love mint. I also recently transplanted some and have some mint cuttings rooting in water as we speak. So it was like too much of a good thing come to life live, hahah!)
I did literally laugh out loud when I realized I was having "bad dreams" about one of my favorite things: funny funny funny!
Thank the Earth, Truly!
(I am going to use this post in the future to write about my Garden Dreams, feel welcome to share yours any time too!)