Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Frederick Douglass's descendants speak on this 4th of July

Saturday, July 6, 2013

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Deck gardening:  lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, flowers:


Infidel753 said...

Lovely flowers. There's still nothing else that can quite match the colors of flowers.

Rational Nation USA said...

Butterflies and exotic fish..

Shaw Kenawe said...

Seriously, RN? You grow butterflies? Or rather buy the caterpillars and watch them metamorphose into butterflies? Pictures? And exotic fish. A different sort of living garden. Very nice.

FreeThinke said...

I have a special love for container gardens.
____ Something about clustering pots
Of varying sizes to best advantage --
____ and portability -- adds great appeal.

I also love raffishly untidy herbaceous borders.
____ Formal parterres fascinate,
________ but frankly make me nervous,

Yet long-established espaliered fruit trees
____ on ancient stone, brick or stuccoed walls
________ make a notable exception.

Courtyard gardens
____ in old European monasteries
________ and collegiate quadrangles
____________ at Oxford and Cambridge
Have about them an unmistakable aura
____ of eternal renewal, and of
________ Eternity, itself.

Growing things beautifully
____ indicates -- to me --
________ a love and a reverence
____________ for Life.

~ FT

dmarks said...

Looks better than mine. Great post. A sure sign of a well-rounded individual to have commented in this one.