One of the positive things about movements being restricted by this pandemic is that it freed up time and so I picked up new hobbies. In addition to blogging (you may like
), I also started gardening over the past 2-3 months and it’s been pure JOY! “Why I Created This Blog”
So before I lose them all, I froze the remaining ‘blooms of my labor’ in photo memories which I’d like to share with you.
Space 1: The rhododendrons now have the company of a range of other perennials like fox gloves, roses, daisies & tickseeds.
Space 2: For this space I had to take out a couple evergreens, broke my heart to do it; but, that gave the room needed to add color, texture & dimension to the space.
Today’s photo reflection is a mix of photos accompanied by quotes from others who are equally captivated and inspired by nature as I am and said things I’d say myself but they got to it first so now I get to quote them😉😉.
David Hobson got it right when he said — “ I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.”
Phyllis Theroux— “I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.”
George Bernard Shaw you nailed it— “The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there.”
“God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.” —Francis Bacon
Gertrude Jekyll got it right when she said— “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”
“Life begins the day you start a garden.” Chinese proverb [my life has just begun 🥳] —
Alfred Austin, the only thing I’d add is “sweat on your brow”— “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.”
Rudyard Kipling , it’s tue— “Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” —Gardens are made by heart-work!❤️
Many evenings I just sit still in the garden, and you’re right Ruth Stout— “Working in the garden gives me something beyond the enjoyment of the senses. It gives me a profound feeling of inner peace.”
Stoufer I absolutely agree, a garden must be like heaven on earth— “When heaven falls to earth it becomes a garden.”
“Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.” —Elizabeth Murray
“The home gardener is part scientist, part artist, part philosopher, part plow [woman]. [She] modifies the climate around [her] home.” —Thank you John Whiting! You totally get it!! A garden has powers to shift the atmosphere. 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign. Photos by Dee Min. All rights reserved.
Thank you for joining me on this vicarious garden journey! Hope you enjoyed it. First time to the site? Welcome! 👈 Start here and for more 👈 follow the blog here In creative solidarity, Dee