Welcome! My name is Ellen and after living in Connecticut for 20 years, my husband and I moved to South Carolina. I garden from the heart; I love: digging, planting, watering, pruning, pushing wheelbarrows, hauling weeds, and getting dirty. Gardening has taught me patience and it has taught me to have a sense of wonder, seeing beauty in all of nature. I garden because it feeds my soul; working in the garden calms me; the fresh air, the warmth of the sun on my face, morning birdsong, observing what plants need me most that day; all of these things bring me joy. The title of my blog is: Always the Garden; I do digress from time to time and write on other topics dear to my heart.