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A Stroll in the Garden

Earth laughs in flowers. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Do not spread the compost on the weeds. -William Shakespeare, Hamlet

 

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. –Audrey Hepburn

 

Chrysanthemum

Goldenrod

Phlox

Sedum

Sedum

Rhubarb Bird Bath

Pear Tree

Bird's Nest

Bird's Nest

Garden Decoration

A Stroll in the Garden

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

 

“A garden isn’t meant to be useful. It’s for joy.
Rumer Godden found in Power of Simple Living by Ellyn Sanna”
― Rumer Godden

 

liatris

liatris

liatris

Phlox

flower

heliopsis

heliopsis

coneflower

deer

deer

deer

A Stroll in the Garden

It’s a sign of wisdom that seeds don’t squander their energy all at once, instead calmly waiting until the time is right.  ~ Midas Dekkers’ The Way of All Flesh’ in ‘Romance of Ruins’ “

 

Old Gardeners never die, they just go to seed. – Anonymous

 

Hollyhock

larkspur and lavender

lily

phlox

lily

hosta

lily

liatris

 

A Stroll in the Garden

Garden as though you will live forever. – William Kent

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. – Janet Kilburn Phillips.

 

Daisy

Lily

clematis

larkspur

phlox

yarrow

rose

hollyhock

Peace Rose

lily

A Stroll in the Garden

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. — Alfred Austin

 

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. — May Sarton

 

Peace Rose

Rose

Cornflower

Delphinium

Rose

Rose

Lily

Clematis

Lily

Lily

 

Tree Peony

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” -Marcel Proust

When a friend became ill, she could no longer care for her tree peonies (actually a woody shrub), and she gifted three of them to me.  They are also known as Chinese, or Japanese, tree peonies.

I don’t know the varieties of the beauties that she gave me.  I don’t even know what color they are.  I’ve been patiently waiting 3+ years for them to bloom.

But this spring I was rewarded with one gorgeous creamy yellow blossom from the one tree peony that I thought was the one least likely to survive (she did not like being transplanted at all).

Tree Peony

The blossom is all the more sweeter since my friend has lost her battle to cancer earlier this year. 

Vera would be pleased with her legacy.

A Walk in the Garden

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

 Crabapple

 Pear

 Pear

 Transparent Apple

 Transparent Apple

Primrose Lilac

Geranium

Narcissus

Euphorbia-Candytuft

 Miniature Iris

 Creeping Phlox

*Clicking on a photo will show an enlarged view with the name of the plant.