☼ MY GARDEN ☼ And some of my favorite garden quotes :)

☼ MY GARDEN ☼ And some of my favorite garden quotes 🙂

“Earth laughs in flower.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I’m not really a career person. I’m a gardener, basically.”– George Harrison

“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”–Claude Monet

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” –Aristotle

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. — Marcel Proust

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55 Responses to ☼ MY GARDEN ☼ And some of my favorite garden quotes :)


  1. love, just love your garden this days :))

  2. Kevin Clift says:


    Even though it deals with British gardens and I am in California, I like listening to Gardeners Question Time for the jovial and well balanced attitudes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/gqt

  3. Rajini Rao says:


    How interesting, I’ll check it out..thanks, Kevin Clift !

  4. Rich Pollett says:


    The azaleas are beautiful as are the iris, great choice of quotes also. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Pure Delight ! and good evening my friend 🙂


  6. Beautiful flowers and great quotes. I love gardening and always enjoy garden pictures.

  7. linda colman says:


    Great crop! And don’t forget “Let us cultivate our garden.” – Voltaire

  8. Rajini Rao says:


    Oh, that’s a good one, linda colman . Thanks, all!

  9. Rajini Rao says:


    George Harrison planted songs.

  10. Rajini Rao says:


    Lovely thought, thanks Feisal Kamil ! Listening to Soundgarden now, Mahesh Sreekandath 🙂

  11. Rajini Rao says:


    Peter Lindelauf , I took these pictures today. We have had a short winter and early spring; even so, we are considerably further south so our tulips/daffodils have come and gone. I do have a clump of bearded iris, they have not bloomed yet. The peonies are in bud too and the roses will be along soon. Spring is the best time for flowers in Maryland. It get’s punishingly hot in August and we have to wait until late Sept/Oct for one last hurrah.

  12. Rajini Rao says:


    “I will walk..into your garden


    Garden of stone” Hmm, ties in with Feisal Kamil ‘s Stonehenge garden 🙂

  13. Steve Tose says:


    “Oh no, not again!”


    -bowl of petunias

  14. Rajini Rao says:


    Mahesh Sreekandath , yes, I do it by myself, although we do get someone to cover the beds with mulch once a year (I used to do it myself, but I’m too lazy now). If there is heavy digging, I let the guys do it (while I order them about:)

  15. Rajini Rao says:


    Actually, Feisal Kamil , I was the one partaking of refreshment (I had a glass of wine in hand..in the late afternoon too, tsk tsk). But I did make them dinner later that evening, so I guess I paid the piper(s).

  16. Rajini Rao says:


    Peter Lindelauf , I had to learn everything from scratch because the seasons and flowers are so different in India. So I read a lot. Here are some of my favorites: The Gardeners Gripe book, Abby Adams; The Gardener’s Essential, Gertrude Jekyll; The Essential Earthman and One Man’s Garden, Henry Mitchell; Thyme on my hands, Eric Grissell, etc.


    I also got hold of big plant encyclopedias and pored over them, subscribed to some gardening magazines and so on. It was great fun..I would do this over the winter and plot out my purchases or plans for spring.


    LOL on Peter Sellers: “There will be growth in the spring”!

  17. Chad Haney says:


    Well at least it will grow threads on G+.

  18. Tom Lee says:


    Beautiful flowers, wonderful color. Too bad I can’t smell the flowers from my computer screen. 😉

  19. Chad Haney says:


    We’ve had a strange, warm winter. It was warmer in March, hence my posts back then http://goo.gl/L4fcq. Not as nice as Rajini Rao. It’s been in the 40’s F, so not much to add for a while (Irises, Peonies, Roses, etc). Our Madagascar Jasmine is going to bloom early. Too bad you can’t smell it through G+. It’s so sweet.

  20. Rajini Rao says:


    We all wear multiple metaphorical hats, don’t we? As for growing threads, they need to be fertilized and cultivated..just like a garden. With the occasional application of compost 😉

  21. Rajini Rao says:


    Chad Haney , does your jasmine do well indoors? Sometimes it gets too dry in the winter. Hope you post a picture of it when it blooms, I’d love to see it (even if don’t have digiscents yet)!

  22. Rajini Rao says:


    Peter Lindelauf , Japanese gardens are serene but too formal for me. I prefer the English garden with their borders and roses. They are blessed with perfect gardening weather: rain, rain and more rain.

  23. Chad Haney says:


    Rajini Rao I was going to say the same thing, being part English myself. My grandmother always had a beautiful English garden. That’s where I learned gardening. I posted a picture of the Madagascar Jasmine from last year. I’ll update the picture when it blooms.

  24. Frank Stahl says:


    Is this your own garden so so so nice

  25. Johan Horak says:


    Rajini Rao great quotes. Here’s another one I like; Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun.


    – Kahlil Gibran


    That George Harrison one reminds me of what we should do here at Google+ 😉


  26. The flowers mean when words can not say something, adorn the life and death!!


  27. Congratulations to the gardener.

  28. Rajini Rao says:


    Nice quotes from Kahlil Gibran and Shakespeare via Johan Horak and Shirley Ann , perfect for Earth Day, thanks! Jose M. G. Guerreiro , the flowers get the credit for being so beautiful. I’m not a photographer by any stretch of imagination, I just point the camera at them 🙂 Actually, it would be good to take a course on photography principles..

  29. Chad Haney says:


    Ditto Rajini Rao. I received complements about my photographs and I am also no photographer. I guess it means we have polite and appreciative friends on G+. If I find an online course, I’ll let you know. Now I have to figure out my Science Sunday post, my initial idea didn’t work if you didn’t see my post last night.

  30. Rajini Rao says:


    Agree, Chad Haney , our G+ friends are very polite, with just the right amount of flattery to keep our heads inflated but not exploded. I missed your 1 am posts (I wonder why?), let me check them out now 🙂

  31. Chad Haney says:


    Ah, yes that’s why my hats are snug. I better deflate my head a bit. :~) I was thinking of tagging some of my friends in the Peeps image because some people complain that they miss my midnight posts ;-).

  32. Vivek Jha says:


    yeah…it’s so beautiful

  33. sal g says:


    very Beautiful Ms Rajini Rao

  34. Jim Giordano says:


    iris……..beautiful

  35. ARYAN KHAN says:


    she is very and flower is very sweet.


  36. Very beautiful quotes, interesting I love it.


  37. Meeeeerrrrryyyyyy cc Christmas to you all Aseyi Samodun oOoooO


  38. Super collection its simply superb

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