The view from my bedroom in Helsinki, May 2018.

Something that blooms

“The view from your bedroom should include something that blooms every spring”, writes Michelle Slatalla and her team in their Gardenista Manifesto.

Having a garden means investing in your future. The more I know about nature and plant behaviour, the more conscious I am about everything that grows near me. Especially trees and their value. How slowly they mature and how long they last.

I have the prettiest bedroom view because someone planted our backyard with clusters of lilac trees several decades ago.

I have made myself a promise to plant at least one tree every year to leave cleaner air and something pretty to look at for those who come after me.