We knew that land once, You and I, and once wandered there in the long days now gone by...

There was neither night nor day, an ever~eve of glooming light, when first there glimmered into sight The Cottage Of Lost Play. New~built it was, yet very old, white and thatched with straw of gold, and pierced with peeping lattices that looked toward the sea; and our own childrens' garden~plots were there; our own forget~me~nots, red daisies, cress and mustard, and radishes for tea. There all the borders, trimmed with box, were filled with favourite flowers, with phlox, with lupins, pinks, and hollyhocks, beneath a red may~tree; and all the gardens full of folk that their own little language spoke, but not to You and Me. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I wish you lived next door...

I'd fill your garden up... Elizabeth Lawrence from "Two Gardeners ~ A Friendship in Letters"

Shall we take a turn in the garden?... does she need an introduction? :)

"I hold the firm belief that the purpose of a garden is to give happiness and repose of mind." Gertrude Jekyll Louis Philippe {China Rose} 1834 ~ transplanted from Florida Wild Berries Dames Rocket {seeds from Tasha Tudor's gardens} and Salvia Scilla or Scylla
Thank you for fluttering by ~*~~*~*~* A very HAPPY MAY to you!!

"Both were readers of Jane Austen and showed the same kind of anticipation as the inhabitants of Longborne in Pride and Prejudice: ' The arrival of letters was the first grand object of every morning's impatience.' " ~ Emily Herring Wilson