Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Glory of the Garden

Gardening brings me joy and here is a poem and a quote from two famous writers and gardeners.


"For I hold that the best purpose of a garden is to give delight and to give refreshment of mind, to soothe, to refine, and to lift up the heart in a spirit of praise and thankfulness." Gertrudge Jekyll 1843-1932 from her book "Wood and Garden".




"Then seek your job with thankfulness and work till further orders,
If it's only netting strawberries or killing slugs on borders,
And when you back stops aching and your hands begin to harden,
You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden."
Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936, in his "The Glory of the Garden".

21 comments:

Laurie said...

Beautiful, true quotes Terra, I love the pictures.

rosaria williams said...

Lovely!

Mari said...

Good quotes! Gardens bring joy to both those who garden and those who look at the garden.

Chatty Crone said...

I do think a garden brings much joy. sandie

Angel said...

Gardening is so much work but very rewarding. I have struggled with ours but hope to have a beautiful garden one day.

lemonverbenalady said...

Always learn something new with you, Terra! Didn't know Kipling was a gardener! Thanks for sharing.

Maple Lane said...

I love both quotes, Terra. Very nice post.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very sweet, Terra! I really love the second one!

XO,
Jane

Wanda's Wings said...

Great quotes.

High Heeled Life said...

Terra, fabulous flowers and thank you for sharing these great quotes! Hugs, HHL

Happyone said...

I love pansies - they always remind of me little faces.

Susan said...

Hi Terra....Lovely flower shots. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. Loved your visit. Susan

Carol said...

Thanks for visiting me. I am going to follow your blog, lots of interesting things here! Have a great weekend! Carol

farmlady said...

I couldn't agree more.
Lovely photos...

Buttercup said...

Great quotes and great pictures. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Retired English Teacher said...

I love these quotes.

Amrita said...

Beautiful witnesses of our creator God

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Such a beautiful post honey. I so enjoyed my visit by here this evening. I do wish I could visit with you more than I do.
You should be a Blogazine guest on my site some times so others could find you and enjoy your beautiful site too.
If your interested just email me at grandmayellowhair@gmail.com
Love
Maggie

LadyCat said...

Your flowers are so beautiful and the colors are amazing! The quotes are perfect to go with them.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful thoughts Terra! I so envy gardeners! At least I can still enjoy someone else's beautiful garden! My mom has an amazing one!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I can smell that rose from here. How lovely it is.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley