Showing posts with label Thought for the weekend. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thought for the weekend. Show all posts

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thought for the weekend



Spring is Nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"

[Robin Williams]

Phaius 'Dan Rosenberg' in full party colors












Saturday, October 27, 2012

Thought for the weekend


The Leaf’s Lament 

Said the leaf to the sky,
I would learn how to fly,
But I’m shaking like a leaf do I dare?

Said the sky to the leaf,
It’s a matter of belief
Just jump into my blanket of air!

Then the sky sang,
Then the leaf sprang,
And the trees were empty and bare.


[Andrew Fusek Peters]


Friday, July 27, 2012

Quote for the Weekend


All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.  


Arapaho proverb


Angelwing Begonia 'Brazilian Lady'

It's foliage is beautiful, dark green with light green veins and the leaf underside is a stunning maroon color. The soft and fuzzy leaves beg to be touched  ;)  

The small white flowers have a pink hue, but are not all that spectacular.



Friday, July 13, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Thought for the weekend

 


"Show me your garden and I shall tell you who you are."


Alfred Austin (1857-1929)




Monstera adansonii, or Swiss Cheese plant


Friday, June 1, 2012

Thought for the Weekend



By the time one is eighty, it is said, there is no longer a tug of war in the garden with the May flowers hauling like mad against the claims of the other months.  

All is at last in balance and all is serene.  The gardener is usually dead, of course.  


[Henry Mitchell, The Essential Earthman, 1981]



Evening Clouds, positively glowing!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thought for the weekend


"Give each day the chance 

to become the most beautiful of your life!"


[Mark Twain] 




Shell Ginger, Alpinia zerumbet



Friday, May 18, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Thought for the Weekend


"One of the most delightful things about a garden is

the anticipation it provides."


[W.E. Johns]


Orchid Vanda terete 'Miss Joachim' stretches its flowers high up into a Crepe Myrtle



Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A friend is a gardener for the soul!



Antique Rose 'Belinda's Dream'

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;

they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."


[Marcel Proust]


I had such a wonderful afternoon today, spending it with my friend.  After a leisure lunch at a Tea Room (Hart Sisters) she surprised me with a trip to the Antique Rose Garden of Sanford, FL, and did not stop there but took me to a German Deli & Cafe (Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe) where my German heart started to beat faster seeing all the goodies I normally have to bring back in my suit case when visiting Germany.  I will have to go back to this little rose garden to snap some pictures.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thought for the weekend



The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.  


[Hanna Rion]








Friday, February 10, 2012

Cloudless Sulphur






“How does one become a butterfly?” she asked. ”You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”


[Trina Paulus]



Friday, January 20, 2012

Thought for the Weekend



No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.  

[Hal Borland]







As follow-up to the previous post, here you can compare the size of some of the roses. The pink on the left is Duchesse De Brabant,  the cream-colored roses in the center are Alister Stella Gray, the white in the background is Ducher and the red is Don Juan



Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Divine Creation



Divine creation can be seen painted on the canvas of a butterfly’s wing. 


[K. D'Angelo]







Friday, December 30, 2011

Thought for the weekend


Gardening is a journey,
a journey of learning how to connect with and support Mother Nature




Wekiva River by canoe





Friday, December 23, 2011

Flowers are...


Canna 'Pacific Beauty


‎"Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts."


[Dodinsky]


Friday, December 16, 2011

Thought for the weekend


 We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, 

or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses

[Abraham Lincoln]


Antique Rose 'Ducher'





Friday, December 9, 2011

Thought for the weekend


"Whether the weather be fine or

whether the weather be hot

we´ll weather the weather

whether we like it or not "




Cardinal couple