Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Quote du jour/Mrs. C.W. Earle
Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.
Mrs. C.W. Earle, Pot-Pourri From A Surrey Garden (1897)
Isn't that the truth! And look when it was written - not 1997, but 1897. Amazing, and how wonderful that some things really, really do not change. I walk around my garden, and I see things no one else can see. Though the daylilies are just leaves, I see the flowers. Where someone else sees grass, I see a new garden. A row in the vegetable garden is bare, but I see the annual, "cutting garden" flowers there. My imagination is always working, even in the winter. Happily, this book is available, and I'm going to buy it. I wish I could have found a picture of Mrs. Earle, but the book cover will have to do.