Sunday, June 21, 2009

Quote du jour/Gertrude Jekyll



What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.
Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932), On Gardening






14 comments:

  1. Me, too. And don't you love that picture?!

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  2. She is wonderful, still so inspiring. My garden, here in the U.K, is absolutely at its peak right now. I hope she would have approved of the planting, it does look very pretty!
    Carole

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  3. GJ is someone I have yet to read, and I look forward to it tremendously. Do you have a dig cam so you could email me some pics, Carole??

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  4. Nan, I'm sorry, I am an antique. I don't have dig.cam. I will try and take an old fashioned photograph when the light is right, and send you a copy.
    Carole

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  5. Great quote. I love her picture, and the rose photo. I've got LOTS of rose photos on my blog right now. Please visit.

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  6. Not an antique, Carole! I'd love a picture when you have a chance. Thanks for offering.

    Commonweeder, I just love that photo, too. I'll definitely be over!

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  7. You just have to love Gertrude Jekyll and her down to earth, literally and figuratively, logic and thoughts.

    And I also love how 'thought connected' you and I remain over the years. You just gave me your 2 cents worth but it is worth much more as guess what I have spent the day doing??? Yes, I was already thinking if I just organize everything, I will be much happier and it is so. I am thrilled to be taking a little control again of things too after all these months. I might not be all better yet but I am getting there.

    Hugs ~
    Heidi

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  8. Can you imagine getting out into the garden all trussed up like this?? She was quite the lady.

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  9. Heidi, it amazes me, too. We've always been on some kind of wavelength together. I will be eager to see the changes you make. I love your words about GJ - 'down to earth.' Wouldn't she love them?!

    Lisa, there are pictures of Margery Fish out in her garden wearing skirts. And Katharine White walking around in the same kind of clothes. I don't believe she actually worked in her garden, but MF did. I can still remember the days when women didn't wear pants as a rule. Imagine! I never saw either of my grammies in anything but 'house dresses.'

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  10. Love both the quote and the photo. What an amazing woman!

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  11. Paula, I really must learn more about her, and read her books. I adore the photo.

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  12. Gorgeous photo, Nan. Is that a shrub rose? My garden is looking so pretty these days. The bee balm is bursting with color, as are the day lilies. We've had so much rain and cool temps, although the temps have risen this past week. We hit 100+ yesterday. But I don't mind. I'll take the heat over snow any day!

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  13. Les, it is called a William Baffin rose. It is the one rose (other than rosa rugosa) which will happily grow here with no fuss. More here:
    http://www.rose-gardening-made-easy.com/william-baffin-rose.html

    They call it a shrub rose, but it is a climber too if one wanted to train it.

    100º would kill me, I am quite sure. :<)

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