Spreading the Joy

“I know a little garden close, Set thick with lily and red rose, Where I would wander if I might From dewy dawn to dewy night”. – William Morris

“The tulip is a courtly quean” … – Thomas Hood


“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” – Claude Monet


“My garden will never make me famous, I’m a horticultural ignoramus.” – Ogden Nash


“But Shakespeare also says, ’tis very silly,  `To gild refinèd gold, or paint the lily” – Lord Byron


“There is no blue like the blue cup the tall delphinium holds up” – Louise Driscoll


“The daffodil is our doorside queen; She pushes upward the sword already, To spot with sunshine the early green.” – William Cullen Bryant


“Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers also feed the soul.” – The Koran

“Old gardeners never die. They just spade away and then throw in the trowel.” – Herbert V. Prochnow, Sr.

12 thoughts on “Spreading the Joy

    1. Such kind words from the phlower photograhper. Thank you Arnel. I do like those double daffodils and the blooms are quite large.

      No, I cannot say I knew the quotes 😦 I googled them.


    1. Yes, a softer, gentler manner. I’m happy and warmed to see the first poke of the daffodils followedb by the tulips but the full riot of summer when all is overflowing is not my favourite cup of tea. It is now, when the garden shines in a softer, gentler manner.


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