I believe I am a perennial gardener in life and in coaching .
I am not a gardener who requires perfection however. I am a relaxed gardener. I allow the weeds to pop up for a while until I can be sure they are not going to be lovely plants.
I notice the weeds and the real plants grow in the same places so it’s not wise to go pulling everything out too soon. It is important to pull weeds when the ground is wet rather than dry. Pulling them in the dry weather breaks them off and leaves the root.
I am also in tune to the seasons of the garden and of life and have a great deal of experience with even the dormant times. I love balance in the garden and try to find ways to get plants which flower at different times so there is always something to look forward to. I am patient and wait for things to bloom in their time.
I also recognize the need to get your hands dirty and the value of manure. I know when things need to be thinned out.
One of my favourite things to do is to go into other people’s gardens and find things they want thinned out so I can add some new flavour to my garden. That helps me to create a garden which has character and history.
What is a metaphor for what you do?