Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gardeners and Imagination


Art in the Garden, Tirau
Originally uploaded by EssjayNZ

"Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination. I believe that people entirely devoid of imagination never can be really good gardeners." -- Mrs. C.W. Earle. Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden, 1897.
I found this photo of a charming combination of flowers and art on Flickr. Do you love whimsy and a bit of art in your garden? I know I do; it adds a spark of fun when imagination runs loose in a garden.

18 comments:

Mari said...

We love whimsy and art in our garden. It's fun to see those unexpected things as you wander!

Chatty Crone said...

Absolutely yes! You need to have something fun in the garden.

sandie

Amrita said...

Very good quote.

Our garden is for practical purposes- the vegetables.


Our roses etc provide beauty in the winter.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh sweet friend, thank you do much for your wonderful compliments, you have been a source of strength for me!
Thank you for not forgetting me!
Terry

Mumsy said...

I love things like that in a garden and some day maybe mine will have some. Hugs

Edith Hope said...

Dear Terra, "If there is no vision, the people perish". Increasingly, I fear, a total lack of imagination is in evidence everywhere, and not only in the garden. You are so right.

FlowerLady said...

I totally agree and I love that picture you posted.

Great quote also.

FlowerLady

Karen said...

I have an old ceramic frog, a bit weathered but still guardian of my pond.

Helen Ginger said...

This is cute. We don't have too much whimsey in our garden, but we do try for interesting, like interesting (sort of mushroom looking) path lights.

Nezzy said...

You bet your sweet bippie I do. I adore it when a visitor burst out in laughter when spottin' an unexpected item amongst the flowers.

God bless ya and have a glorious day!!!

GWENDOLYN said...

I love whimsy in the garden. It is the perfect place to place colorful and fun items.
Blessings:)
Gwen

Vicki said...

Hello, dear Terra,
Yes, I do love art and whimsy in the garden. I actually "plant" cups and saucers and plates in mine!! This is a lovely garden you have shown us. I think our gardens speak of our individual personalities. I hope you have the best of weeks, my friend. Love and hugs~ Vicki

Noelle said...

I do love 'creative' gardening. I love the blue bottles with the pink flowers....

One of the fun things about whimsical gardens is that you never know what to expect around the corner :-)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love the quote and the picture too. I definitely think you need to have some imagination and fun in the garden. It's what makes each garden different and personal.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Terra. I am nuts about garden decor of all kinds. My problem is that I like too many styles of things LOL!

Darlene said...

That's a great picture. I'd love to have some whimsy in my garden but I just don't have the room for anything other than the veggies. If I had more space though I sure would!

koralee said...

Love this garden..I believe you have to make life fun and what better way to start than in the garden...you see it everyday. oxoxo Hugs my friend.

Peeoknee said...

I love Whimsy!! And I love to Garden. I believe the two go hand and hand. Enjoying your blog....