"Friendship is a sheltering tree."
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"Out of gardens grow fleeting flowers but lasting friendships."
--Beverly Rose Hopper
"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade,
but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent
arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine."
"Friends are like the pillars on a porch. Sometimes they
hold you up, sometimes they lean on you, and sometimes
it's just enough to know that they are standing by."
"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"
"Earth laughs in flower."-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"When you throw dirt, you lose ground."
"The World is so empty if one thinks only of the mountains, rivers, and cities;
but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant
is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden."
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends."
Garden photographs by Vicky Darnell, Garden Girl 10106, and Mom of a German Shorthair.