Monday, April 27, 2009

Garden Dreams

Kilver Court Gardens, Somerset, England

Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Brothers Karamazov)

garden melody
blossoms float on gentle breezes
my heart soars in song

My dream garden would be lovely with greens of various shapes and heights. Blossoms of all variety and color would softly nod their (sometimes) perfumed heads. Bees and insects would buzz their joy as they diligently polinate. Butterflies would float on rainbow wings. Woods would edge this garden with a stream flowing through it. A comfey chair and table would be in place for reading, eating, observing, daydreaming. I realize I am fortunate to have these already. My mind roams free while digging hands into the soil, tending graceful plants. ...aaah...the mysterious divine....

PS: While thinking about this post for the etsy bloggers street team carnival, I was originally going in a different direction, researching gardens. I came up with some links of note I wish to share:
1. first photo above from Water Garden Magazine
2. I recently visited the magnificient Desert Botanical Garden" in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
3. Riga Botanical Garden (Universiy of Latvia)
article from The Baltic Times; 15 hectares with over 400 species of Latvian plants in addition to plants from all over the world
4. Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Check out our work
5. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in Surrey, England, a World Heritage Site
link to images
6. BANKING ON LIFE a post from the blog Janet Marinelli.
Kew article about the exhibition. Kew's Millenium Seed Bank which collects wild seeds from all over the world, has a goal of collecting seed from 10% of the world's plants. amazing photographs by Rob Kesseler and Madeline Harley
7. Gardens of a Golden Afternoon a wonderful, delightful, inspiring blog with lots of splendid photos

Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~Sydney Eddison (Horticulture magazine, August/September 1993)
This one is for the etsy bloggers street team carnival!

middle 3 photos by me from my garden © 2007-2008


  1. I love your post!!! And I love your pictures!!

  2. lovely post, thanks for sharing!

  3. Your photos are great! It looks like you already have a dream garden of sorts :)

  4. Your dream garden sounds, well, dreamy! I can feel the tranquility just by reading your description!

  5. The photo of the water garden is lovely, but my favorites are the photos of your own garden. Beautiful!

  6. Very beautiful photos, my dream garden would have a large water feature.


  7. A peaceful sigh escapes...



  8. Your dream garden sounds peaceful and gorgeous. :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. Truthfully, I thought of some huge dreams for my garden. But a funny thing happened while writing this. I became content and grateful for what I do have. However, a greenhouse would be nice....

  10. All those photos are gorgeous! I love this time of year when everyone's out planting new things. It makes me really wish I had more of a talent for keeping plants alive!! One day I'm sure I'll get there. ;)
    (Thanks for your sweet post! Oliver sounds like an absolute love!)

  11. Thank you so very much for nominating the BCCP for Romeo's May recipient! Your support is greatly appreciated!
    Thanks again!!!

  12. Lovin this post! That first photo well I could just dive into it! And the poem! And alllll those looking forward to heading off now and browsing them...thank you dear girl....

  13. These pictures are awesome. I want to go now:-)


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