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Seeds of Wisdom

  • "It is always exciting to open the door and go out into the garden for the first time on any day." Marion Cran
  • "When in the fresh mornings I go into my garden before anyone is awake, I go for the time being into perfect happiness." Celia Thaxter
  • "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Cicero
  • "He who owns a garden, However small it be, Whose hands have planted in it Flower or bush or tree; He who watches patiently The growth from nurtured sod, Who thrills at newly opened bloom Is very close to God." Katherine Edelman
  • "Like a big mountain, a small garden stimulates, restores, and delights us, just as it poses challenges, promotes mastery, provides exercise and relieves monotony." Winifred Gallagher
  • "Though an old man I am but a young gardener." Thomas Jefferson
  • "A garden is never so good as it will be next year." Thomas Cooper
  • "Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas." Eizabeth Murray
  • "God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done." Author Unknown

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Muum

love the flowers, thanks for sharing them. I've not seen a glory bush before, it is almost exotic looking! I think the tall plant w orange blossoms is a canna ?

Andrea

Hello Beth, this looks like a beautiful garden you have visited. We are back from our vacation and had quite a relaxing time. I posted some pictures of our holiday as well in my blog. Take care! Andrea

Beth

Thanks, Muum! It does look like a canna (on steroids!).

Welcome back, Andrea! I enjoyed the slide show from your trip -- beautiful photos. I am fortunate that this garden, which people visit from all over the world, is less than a 30-minute drive from me.

Connie

Thanks for sharing this lovely garden. My grandmother used to grow Snow-on-the-Mountain, so it is sentimental and nostalgic to me. I started some from winter sown seed but only one plant germinated...I love the soft color combination of the green and white!

Kim

What great pictures--I especially love those white angel trumpets! The 7 ft. tall orange flowers look to be canna lilies... mine have topped out at about 6ft., though. Amazing to see them so high.

Beth

Hi Connie -- I love the way the snow-on-the-mountain is a large plant overall but has such delicacy. It absolutely demands a close-up look!

Thanks, Kim. These were at the center of an open bed which was a textbook example of height layering. The blooms were past their prime, but they were still quite impressive!

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