Last night at my gardening class, I planted my very first garden in a 6' x 10' plot at the Learning Garden. It's an herb garden with ten different herbs, two different kinds of flowers, a potted plant as a centerpiece, and a home-made wooden sign by my husband, which says "Susan's Herb Garden." I had intended to show you a photograph, but it will have to wait until Saturday.
What I'm enjoying so much about gardening--which is a brand new hobby--is that I'm so totally engrossed in it that I think of nothing else. I'm learning a tremendous amount from my teacher, and fellow students. And it's so far afield from anything I've done before that I feel there's an entire world out there to explore.
While I'm too tired to write much else, I thought I'd leave you with a few quotes about gardening.
"Gardens are a form of autobiography."
~Sydney Eddison, Horticulture magazine
"You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt."
"Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination."
~Mrs. C.W. Earle, Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden, 1897
"The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth."
~Dorothy Frances Gurney, Garden Thoughts
I hope everyone has a healthy and happy weekend!