A Garden’s Rewards

A garden! To grow one’s own vegetables,to nurse one’s own flowers,to rear one’s own chickens, to milk one’s own cows, and to keep one’s own carriage! -this is to be personally acquainted with the universe.

All this, you may say, is to take gardens a little portentously. It is to treat gardens with somewhat of a cosmic seriousness. Well, anyone who has a garden knows that unless you take it seriously, there is no garden.

A garden is a thing of leisurely aristocratic old roots and carefully escorted flowers. It brooks no forgetfulness, and will not flourish on perfunctory attentions. It has no blossoms for the absentee lover……

Enchantment of Gardens, Mary Wilson, 1924

20120616-083059.jpg

20120616-083154.jpg

20120616-083232.jpg

20120616-083319.jpg

20120616-083353.jpg

Advertisements

13 thoughts on “A Garden’s Rewards

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: