Garden Ponderings…


Weather means more when you have a garden.  There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.  ~Marcelene Cox

It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.  ~James Douglas, Down Shoe Lane

Take thy plastic spade,
It is thy pencil; take thy seeds, thy plants,
They are thy colours.
~William Mason, The English Garden, 1782
You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.  ~Author Unknown
No two gardens are the same.  No two days are the same in one garden.  ~Hugh Johnson

Gardens… should be like lovely, well-shaped girls:  all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves.  ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large Garden. 
~Abraham Cowley, The Garden, 1666

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.  ~W.E. Johns, The Passing Show

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.  ~Hanna Rion

6 Comments to “Garden Ponderings…”

  1. I just love your flowers! I wish I had a green thumb but all I can do is kill plants. Hope you had a great day!

  2. Your flowers are gorgeous…right now our yard is full of grass that needs some extra loving care to make it!  The previous owners didn\’t take very good care of the yard, so we are starting from scratch…first the grass, then maybe next summer some gardens!  🙂  Also, I always enjoy your beautiful quotes…hope you see lots of flower fairies!

  3. i enjoyed them again, and i may jsut come again tomorrow.
    your little yard looks so nice. we have sooooooo many square feet that need a make over.

  4. ooo boy i just had some trouble getting onto your page. a download  license to play this windows media file came up.
    finally as your page came up i hit esc key before this happened again. this turns off media player. it worked! i got on your page.
    the pop up says the file was copied fro a cd and has limited play something er other.

  5. You have music playing! Wow! You have been busy! I had the page that Aunt Tea mentioned but I just hit the "back" arrow and it brought me back here and the music still plays. I love Nat King Cole. When I was a teen I had a record player in my room and at night I would put on the King (in my mind, not Elvis) and fall asleep to "Unforgettable" and "When Sunny Gets Blue." Good memories.
    Mike loves the quote about gardens being like well-shaped girls. 🙂  I think I will write that down and put it somewhere. Maybe next to a framed picture of a garden….what do you think?
    Thank you for the sweet e-card. We are still here. Surly you know that I wouldn\’t leave without giving you a call or at the very least, an e-mail!
    Hugs to you, my sweet friend! Rest well tonight.
    Love, Fairlight

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