i know it’s been a while since i posted last… i know it’s bloom day… i know it’s blog action day… i just have way too much in the wagon these days to deal with it all… but am i surprised? nope. but i’m still here, plugging, transplanting and trying my best to prune a lot of it away…
in the meantime, i am surprised to see this gal FINALLY blooming. you can grow dahlias in texas, but it’s a challenge.
since i can’t make up my mind which i like best, i’ll leave you with two quotes on intentions to ponder; both refer to gardens and are from individuals whose learning/working/living philosophies i’ve admired:
a garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabasque in itself
– roberto burle marx
a garden requires patient labor and attention. plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or fulfill good intentions. they thrive because someone expended effort on them.
– liberty hyde bailey