“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” — Rudyard Kipling
Peonies are opening all over the garden. I’ve added many over the past couple of years — so many I forgot where I planted some of them until they began to pop up in early spring. Although they bloom for only a brief time, I feel about peonies the way many gardeners feel about roses; I can’t imagine my garden without them.
“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” — Gertrude Jekyll
“Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.” — Allan Armitage
Clematis are as omnipresent as peonies in the garden.
“I like gardening — it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” — Alice Sebold