Late Summer Garden

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask?  A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”   Voltaire

Hi Friends:

Despite temperatures in the 90’s for weeks, my garden and I have survived.  I went a day or so without watering and lost some of my fill in fall plants.  We did put down new straw which gave it a lift and cut back spring flowers.  It still delights me as I watch the hummingbirds, butterflies and other birds enjoying the garden. Walk with me in my garden.  Mother used to want me to walk with her in her gardens and point out each individual bloom.  Yes, I have become my Mother.

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“Gardening is an exercise in optimism.  Sometimes, it is a triumph of hope over experience,”  Marina Schinz


It is always exciting to open the door and go out into the garden for the first time on any day.”  Marion Cran


A garden always gives back more than it receives.”  Mara Beamish


Gardening gives me fun and health and knowledge.  It gives me laughter and colour.  It gives me pictures of almost incredible beauty,”  John F. Kenyon



One of my beautiful hydrangeas that grows well in the shady part of my garden.


My roses decided to bloom again. Joy!


Delighted they bloomed again.








“Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occpation.  it is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which man gives his heart.’  Karel Capek


A princess named Maddie appeared in my garden.




“I want to think again of dangerous and noble things.  I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings.” – Mary Oliver

The  fairest flower of them all!


Sometimes I go to the nail salon apologetic for how my nails  look from the last visit.  It is because I have been digging in the dirt.  

“The lesson I have thoroughly learned and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives,”  Gertrude Jekyll


One thought on “Late Summer Garden

  1. Dianne, your garden looks healthy in spite of the heat! The star is your beautiful Maddie, she has grown so much. Grandchildren are a lovely reward as we get older. Thank you for sharing your stunning blooms and Happy Gardening my friend!

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