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Inspired By My Pinterest Boards: This Year’s Category is GARDENING
“Most people think of a conservatory as a place for the preservation of plants, but for the majority of owners today – since the 18th century in fact, when glass ceased to be a luxury, and large windows and glazed roofs became feasible – they are much more.” The Book of the Conservatory -Peter Marston
There are several areas I’m sure God exempts when it comes to coveting; other people’s gardens and their conservatories. Wouldn’t you agree? While writing Greening of a Heart, a conservatory was a foregone conclusion. I had no trouble writing this scene between Christine Bennett, the elderly lady across the road, and Hannah Winchester, the main character.
Hannah sat in a faded chintz-covered chair that had been brought in from the front parlor for extra seating.The conservatory, filled with Christine’s comfortable trappings, had been added to the cottage upon her retirement. Though her friends questioned her extravagance, she remained determined. She’d said many times in the intervening years, “This is the best present I ever gave myself.”
If there is no hope of an English Conservatory in your life, find a painter like I did. Use Peter Marston’s Conservatory Book for ideas and create your own version.The one wall available for a conservatory glass windowA glass ceilingA Welcome sign over the door leading out into the gardenClematis growing up the sides of the windows that look out on the garden