“Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration.” ~Lou Erickson~ This quote repeated in my mind while I weeded this afternoon. The sun came out after cold rainy days and the meadow shone like a green jewel in the glorious light. All was bright and beautiful.
(Image taken by my mom)
“Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.” ~ And a lot of herbs, flowers, wild flowers, vegetables, and weeds. Many of my plants were sown by the birds, or carried in by the wind. My goal is to have a garden for butterflies, bees, birds, and people to enjoy. The cats like it too.
“The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.” ~George Bernard Shaw
I’ve spotted this little warbler in the back garden. They migrate through in the spring and fall, wish they’d stay. I purchased this image because none of us are fast enough to capture him ourselves.
In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
No matter how many seeds we have, it’s never enough. I count my wealth in seeds and just ordered some more. Seeds are filled with promise of the magic to come. The garden is magical. I believe in seed fairies too.
“In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.” ~Abram L. Urban
The garden uplifts my spirits and is a perfect place to dream lovely dreams.
“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
(My favorite rose, Abraham Darby, by daughter Elise)
(Native blue phlox. Image by Elise)
“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 a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson
“Gardens are a form of autobiography.” ~Sydney Eddison, Horticulture magazine, August/September 1993
(Owl Cat in the garden. Image by my hubby)
“Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.” ~Lindley Karstens, noproblemgarden.com
(Salad Garden. Image by Elise)
“You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.” ~Author Unknown
“The garden is the poor man’s apothecary.” ~German Proverb
“No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.” ~Hugh Johnson