Friday, November 20, 2015

My View #154 - Gardens

Letty and Ron in their front garden, April 1995
Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, and give you an idea of what type of gardener they have. The variety of gardens is really wonderful.

The song, "In An English Country Garden" is one of my favorites, and it is self-explanatory, delightful and easy on the ears.

Some gardens are small and full of weeds, some are small and a real pleasure to look at, while other's efforts to grow pretty shrubs and flowers, turn to having a nice vegetable garden. All gardens if loved and cared for are lovely. Even children love to garden.

Then there are the big, beautiful, professional gardens, covering many, many acres, in every country of the world. These take years to achieve, are very popular places to walk, visit and appreciate all the hard work it takes to keep them maintained. People love beauty and a garden is where you will find it, even in a small, small garden, outside a kitchen door. Mine is just a small one.

Letty Evans
May 15, 2009

Here's a link to the website of the world famous Butchart Gardens in Saanich, BC, Canada.
Letty continued gardening, albeit at a much reduced scale, into her nineties. Even if all she could manage was a few potted annuals, she derived much pleasure from working with the soil.