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March 21, 2019

 

Wordsworth’s Garden

“True taste has an eye for both weeds and garden flowers.”

January 4, 2018

 

“Four Withered Sunflowers” by Vincent van Gogh, 1887.

Ruined And Forsaken Gardens

Poetry by Algernon Charles Swinburne and Oscar Wilde.

December 28, 2017

 

Oil painting entitled “Elizabeth Barrett Browning - The Anniversary: ‘I love thee to the level of everyday's most quiet need’" by Albert Chevallier Taylor, 1909.

A Thousand Flowers, Each Seeming One

Excerpts from" A Flower in a Letter" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

December 29, 2016

 

Sunflower retired.

Year’s End

Here's a poem about the garden at the end of the year.

November 17, 2016

 

From left to right: Harold Nicolson, Vita Sackville-West, Rosamund Grosvenor, Lionel Sackville-West

Vita & Harold

Vita Sackville-West and her husband Nigel Nicolson bought their home, Sissinghurst, in 1930 and gradually created one of the most famous gardens of all time.

November 3, 2016

 

Dig in!

Digging

Recently, I’ve been digging quite a lot of holes for bulbs, and as I plant them I fantasize about how beautifully they will bloom next spring.

October 27, 2016

 

Bird on a twig in autumn.

Autumn Poetry

George Eliot wrote, “Delicious autumn! …And if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

February 18, 2016

 

As Riley said, “And the pansies and pinks that the summertime throws…” Here are some beautiful "pinks"(Dianthus ‘Burning Witch’).

Indiana’s Poet: James Whitcomb Riley

We'll hear one of James Whitcomb Riley's most charming poems, as well as his poetic nod to some flowers on a sunshiny day.

June 25, 2015

 

Roses in the rain.

O Rose So Fair And Sweet!

This is the time of year to enjoy roses in our gardens. Here are some poems about these lovely flowers.

May 28, 2015

 

Foxgloves.

Fairies’ Gloves

The botanical name Digitalis is from the Latin for finger, and “folk” refers to fairies, hence the common name of folks' gloves or fairies' gloves.

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