A Rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet...
The word 'Haven' is defined as "a place of safety or sanctuary; shelter" and is also described as a place of "refuge". In the context of one's home, 'Haven' then means a place for you to retreat from the day's troubles and relax... a place where you leave the outside world behind to renew and find peace . The same goes for a garden- what better way to design a lovely garden than as someone's sanctuary?!
I may also have a personal connection to the word 'Haven', as I'm considered a homebody and at times, even, a recluse (but not in a weird way). For me my home is my haven. It's my safety zone, the place where I can find sanctuary and balance from the stresses of life. But a 'haven' isn't solitary... friends have mentioned feeling welcomed and comforted in my home, meaning that a 'haven' can be sanctuary for one's friends and family too.
All that said, 'Haven' it is! I'm going to give it a shot and I have a feeling the name's going to stick. Please be patient with me as I transition to more aptly titled web address, e-mail, etc.
Here a are few lovely looking havens... what's yours???