Tae Yun Kim’s Life Wisdom in the Garden

What you see depends on where you look!

We all agree that when we work in the garden, we look mostly down, because, well, that is the nature of it!  Things grow in the ground most of the time, and whether we water, or prune, or fertilize or pull out the weeds, we mostly look down.  Wouldn’t it be strange to... read more

Thoughts in the vineyard

Dr. Tae Yun Kim enjoys life’s moments, whenever she can get the time, at her vineyard estate.  It it a piece of heaven on earth, and strolling through the vineyard at any season provides much needed peace and calm.  Every season has it’s own beauty to... read more

Cycles of change

Dr. Tae Yun Kim emphasizes that nowhere are cycles of change more obvious than in nature.  It doesn’t matter where you are, whether in a temperate climate, the arctic or in the tropics, there is always some sort of change going on in nature. In Dr. Tae Yun... read more

New Beginnings

Spring has finally arrived in Southern Oregon, and everywhere you look it’s green and full of color, you feel it, you see it and you smell it. It’s a time of new beginnings, also for Dr. Tae Yun Kim, who purchased a vineyard in the area and has just... read more

The rewards of being patient

In Dr.  Tae Yun Kim‘s garden, there are many different plants, among them all sorts of fruit trees. Dr. Tae Yun Kim uses growing fruit as a symbol for patience in reaching a goal. “Unfortunately, we are bombarded by the media with images and slogans of... read more

Midsummer garden happiness and joy

Dr.  Tae Yun Kim‘s garden is the perfect backdrop for her teachings and writings.  Wherever you are in her garden, there is peace, beauty, harmony, meditation and joy. It makes me think about what Dr. Tae Yun Kim wrote in her book, “The Silent... read more

Stargazer flowers – a true story

Dr. Tae Yun Kim‘s estate is called Stargazer, and in her garden, she has planted a lot of Stargazer Lilies.  This time of year, her garden is exploding with the beautiful Stargazer flowers, and the strong, sweet scent permeates the air.  She explains why these... read more

Not “just a simple palm tree”

It’s a pretty well-known fact that a palm tree, like any tree, makes a good home for birds.  See Dotty and her youngest baby? But Dr. Tae Yun Kim pointed out more: Good luck clover growing right from the tree!  And even an oak tree is trying to make his home... read more

The Fruits of your labor

When Dr. Tae Yun Kim grew up in Korea, having a garden was a necessity for survival, and not some sort of hobby.  Of course, people weren’t really growing pretty flowers (except perhaps rich people in the city or at the royal court) – they grew food in... read more