Thursday, March 31, 2011

Three for Thursday: Through the Garden Gate

There are poppies in the back, too ... and Linaria ... and Phlox ...


and Alyssum ... and Violas ... 


and Larkspur ... and roses ...

I know I've been rather infrequent in my posts lately ... it's not that the garden isn't full of photo ops or blogworthy happenings ... it's that the Head Gardener and I spend most of our free time out there making it picture perfect (oh, that got a chuckle from the HG) and blogworthy.  The weather has been a mixed bag ... too little rain and too many warm and humid days already.  Just when I'm ready to give it all up and run away to Hawaii, a day like today comes along: the air is cool and dry, the sun is shining and the garden casts its spell upon me once again.  

It's also casting its spell upon visitors and passersby.  On Tuesday, the delightful Pat Leuchtmann of Commonweeder and her equally congenial husband Henry visited Wit's End.  We strolled the gardens and talked plants, birds, chickens, seeds, roses and Seattle Fling.  Pat's account of their visit can be found on her contribution to Three for Thursday.  I'm so glad they made the trek out here and I'm already looking forward to seeing Pat again in Seattle in July.  On Wednesday, I hosted the March meeting of my WOW pals.  The Women of W(h)ine [the Head Gardener came up with the name] sipped wine and strolled through the gardens, chattering and exclaiming.  None of them are gardeners but the WOW were nonetheless wowed!   As for passersby, although I receive comments of approbation and  appreciation from different folks, one in particular stands out for me and I wanted to share it with y'all.  What we gardeners do makes a difference in more lives than we know.


 

13 comments:

Helen Yoest @ Gardening With Confidence said...

Love, love the note. How nice of her to take the time to write it. No doubt, there are many, many other who are thinking about writing one someday and I hope I'm one of them.

Everything is picture perfect!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Awww, that's just the best Cindy. How lucky you are to get a note. Your beautiful exuberant garden deserves it and so do you.~~Dee

MA said...

oh, love that note and the bright world of your garden. Peace, out!

Carol said...

So sweet of that person to leave that note for you. We should always remember that gardens touch people's hearts in many ways.

mimiworld@aol.com said...

Cindy your talents are numerous--gardening, writing and wittiness too. I know this won't take as usual..............

Gail said...

Cindy, What a wonderful compliment and tribute to your beautiful garden and the hard work you've put into it! gail

Kathy said...

How wonderful to get that affirmation. I'm so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

A long time ago, we put out hand-painted Sesame Street cutouts for holiday decorations and someone left a note in our mailbox how much they liked them. I know exactly how you feel!!

Commonweeder said...

Love the note! I know just how she felt, having experienced the delight of that garden at first hand. Here at the End of the Road we have very few passersby!

sweetbay said...

Your garden looks a vision of loveliness with all of those pink poppies. How nice that someone took the time to leave her thoughts in writing for you, in appreciation of your garden's beauty.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Your yard is breathtaking! I would love to just sit a spell with coffee or maybe wine in the evening. BTW--my pink poppies (from your seeds) are starting to bloom. Thanks so much!!

grwhryrpltd said...

a friend of mine says when you find worms in the compost you can stop reading the book (on how to compost, or otherwise garden). i'd say the same thing goes when you get a hand-written note from a passerby, like the one you shared with us. well done cindy!
-andrea

Cindy, MCOK said...

I was really touched by her note AND by all your lovely words. Gardening has brought many blessings to my life ... comments like hers and yours are amongst those blessings!