Sunday, June 3, 2012

Gardeners are always optimistic....

Sissinghurst White Garden

Vita Sackville-West

"The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before." Vita Sackville-West

Vita Sackville-West had a massive and splendid garden at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, which we visited about 20 years ago - where it is still preserved and cared for.

Although I have only a small garden now, in an area of old Edwardian homes in my city, where the gardens are small,  (and compared to Sissinhurst, miniscule!) this quote is still true for anyone with a few square feet of soil and a passion for gardening.

A small painting I did of my garden.

Copyright Margaret Buffie

This wonderful quote is also very appropriate for writers. For like gardeners, writers are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. And we are always looking forward to doing something much better than we have ever done before.

So, here's to summer, gardeners and writers!! Some photos of my own garden; a few from this year and a few from last summer. I am looking forward to all the changes I've made the past few weeks as I split perennials and added lots of new loamy earth we mixed ourselves.

Jacob's Ladder copyright Margaret Buffie

Snaps and Sedum and Chives copyright Margaret Buffie

Hatty's Pincushion copyright Margaret Buffie

Sedums copyright Margaret Buffie

Verbena copyright Margaret Buffie

Miniature Irises copyright Margaret Buffie

Butterfly Snapdragon 
copyright Margaret Buffie

JP Connell Rose copyright Margaret Buffie

Morden Blush Rose copyright Margaret Buffie

All photos noted as my garden: Copyright Margaret Buffie