Invariably imagined

Jeff and Matt enjoy a lovely September day in a gorgeous garden spot. Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, September 2004

Jeff and Matt enjoy a lovely September day in a gorgeous garden spot.
Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, September 2004

“…it is not surprising that paradise is invariably imagined as a garden.”
Mac Griswold

Autumn is upon us, with all its promise of splendor, but it’s not too late to bid a fond farewell to the green grass and vivid blooms of summer.  I hope you are able to spend a few minutes this week taking in the warmth and sunshine in a large or small garden near you.  Bask in the beauty of roses, begonias, mandevillas and hibiscus, and gather ideas for next spring.  It will be here before we know it.

I don’t know about you, but I could use a little taste of paradise just now.  Find a nice spot and point me in the right direction– I’ll bring the iced tea.

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  1. mike c

    I don’t know if you have seen the Gibbs garden site recently,but they have planted a meadow with Cosmos and Zinnias? that is quite spectacular. It is blooming now and i hope to get up there this weekend to check it out. They call it a Wildflower gardend- but is more like a roadside patch you see on highway 85 on the way back to Atlanta from Montgomery.

    • Mike, I’ve still never been to Gibbs Gardens, but I did just now go to the website and saw those fabulous photos. I remember growing both Cosmos and Zinnias from seeds when we lived in central California, and having great luck with them. It was really effortless. But then we moved to other locations and I found out that nothing grew anywhere else we lived as easily and beautifully as it did on the central coast. Someday I hope I’ll be able to visit Gibbs Gardens. I have no reason to visit Georgia anymore so it would be hard to fit in something that required that much driving. But who knows, maybe someday.

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