A Redmond gardener finds peace, hope and focus in the life-affirming evolution of her landscape

Joanne White’s garden in Redmond incorporates three large ponds separated by cascading waterfalls. The water comes from an artesian spring on the property that flows year-round.
This pond is surrounded by Candelabra Primroses, gunnera at left and hostas at right. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Joanne White's garden in Redmond incorporates three large ponds separated by cascading waterfalls. The water comes from an artesian spring on the property that flows year-round. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Joanne White of Redmond immersed herself in her gardens while taking care of her husband at home, and her discovery echoes what many have found this year: Gardening during difficult times offers opportunities for respite.