Plant a labyrinth garden
I'm very inspired. I've wanted to build a labyrinth for 5 years and you make it seem more real to be able to do it. Thank you!
Hi I love the style of your labyrinth - am thinking of doing something similar in our garden and hope you don't mind my asking a few questions. How much land did yours take up? How wide were your borders? What style of labyrinth did you use? How did you measure this out to keep the shape ie did you calculate the shape mathmatically or by eye?
Wonderful article about Labyrinths. What is the reason for burning the grasses? Especially if the grasses don't "die".
Thank you, Janice! Great question. As well as mowing the paths and doing some pruning, it's important to clear out the old dead grasses and weed growth every 2 to 3 years. You conduct a controlled burn on a day that is NOT windy. If this done in the wet spring, the heat can help germinate new growth, too.
Thank you for your answer about burning the grasses. I appreciate it. After I read your article, I searched for labyrinths within 10 miles of my location. BOY! Was I surprised at how many were within that space. I was even at one last night, when my brother and sister-in-law were visiting from California. We went to Faniuel Hall Market, in downtown Boston. Across the road is a memorial to the Armenian Genocide. And lo and behold, there is a labyrinth right there! I thought it was just a decoration, with a fountain in the middle. I'm going to go back there, this weekend, and walk it!
Thank you, again!
I truly was inspired by the article on the labyrinth. It's lovely to have someone bring awareness to this simple and effective natural environment for the soul. Thank you! I'm going to find a way to work one into my own property.
Very interesting! I guess it's not surprising that it helps to be surrounded by nature this way--like a cocoon.
I loved the article and I love labyrinths. I only wish my backyard was large enough to have one as well.
There are a number of patterns for small labyrinths here -- maybe you can adapt one for an even smaller space depending on your situation: http://www.angelfire.com/my/zelime/labyrinthssmall.html
Catherine, you did a wonderful article about labyrinths in general, and about this specific labyrinth. I have walked it many times, and each time the experience is unique - precisely what I need at that particular time. I loved that you showed that children, especially, "get" what labyrinths are all about. It's joy, wonder, peace, and connection, all at the same time. I love this article and the pictures!