Ahimsa – Do no harm

Ahimsa, a word and concept I learned in my Yoga practice. I chose to name my garden Ahimsa Garden because we need to understand current yard scape / lawn scape practices are causing harm. However, we can choose to bring Ahimsa to our landscaped places.

I quietly focus my mind on this word Ahimsa and learn to apply it to myself and my landscaping practices. Solutions are implemented through love, understanding, grace, gentle education. Ahimsa.


Creating Diversity or Beauty?

  • White Turtlehead
  • Blue Mistflower
  • Jewel Weed
  • Woodland Sunflower
  • Carex amphibola – Creek Sedge
  • Purple Love Grass

More than JUST a garden

Building Community.


Native plant gardens build a community for not only bees, pollinators, birds, butterflies and moths, they also build a community of people. I was fortunate enough to share the garden with a local student who was studying at The Clifton Institute.


Devil’s Walking-stick. The fall color of this prickly plant is well worth the care required to not get pricked.

A lovely surprise on a crisp November day.


The year 2020 was not without pain and sorrow but remember is was also not without Ananda (bliss).

We have much choice as we journey through each year. I will choose to give more attention to the joys, blessings, accomplishments and friendships that made 2020 a beautiful, peaceful, non-violent year.


Matthew 6:34

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Published by Ahimsa Native Plants & Design LLC

Creating habitat in the home landscape.

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