Passion blooms in a garden design
Written by: Julie Thompson
It could be said that the seasons of Barbara Eichert’s life have been carefully marked by each garden design she has created.
Her love for the earth began at the Kansas farm where she grew up as a child. There, alongside her mom, she learned how to grow vegetables and enjoy the fruits of her labor by preparing foods such as canned pickles. She took her love for gardening with her and as an adult adorned each home she lived in with its own unique outdoor space.
Over the decades, she has transformed ordinary backyard spaces into exquisite masterpieces. The time she poured into each piece of land gave her something back in its own way. Underneath the symphony of blooms, Barbara has always found solace and joy in the layers of ordinary dirt. Hours of digging have allowed her to reflect and sometimes heal.