"Plants Sing Soft Songs"
"The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth."
~Dorothy Frances Gurney, "Garden Thoughts"
I was out enjoying my garden and snapped a few pictures of the color and produce. Such green, green, green beauty!!!
"There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling." ~Mirabel Osler
"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
I love these zinnias. Pink after pink after pink until...sweet nonconformist orange showed up. Isn't orange just beautiful?
"God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done." ~Author Unknown
We planted grapes along the split rail surrounding our patio. We have 4 different seedless varieties, and here are the first to show! They are gorgeous, and oh-so-sweet!!
"Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees." ~Anne Raver
I love red geraniums, especially with the creeping jenny and white bacopa. Our builder made this planter box in front of our house for me, instead of the usual slats to guard falling off the porch. We love to sit on that porch.
"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
I also love the contrast of dusty miller against my black pots in front of the stairs. I found a fat ruffly leaf this year instead of the lacy kind. I hope to find it again next spring!
"I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day." ~F. Frankfort Moore
I grew watermelons! Isn't this melon the most amazing thing you've ever seen? I think they are absolutely beautiful!
This next quote is from one of my favorite people. I believe one day she will have a most glorious garden...
"Plants sing soft songs" -Monkey D
age 8, lover of foxgloves & hollyhocks