Tuesday, May 1, 2012

my garden

I just finished reading The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I loved this book as a child, and reading it as an adult, I've found a depth and understanding in some of her characters which really spoke to me. I've been through some dark times in the past 6 months, and I don't think I'm quite out of the woods yet, but this story gives me hope.

If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that we had to redo the gardens in front of our house last Autumn. The weather has been cold, so things aren't too far along yet (and there's plenty of holes waiting for new plants). However, I thought I would show you a few photos of the lovely things growing and sharing their beauty with us.

view of the front garden
tulips and grape hyacinths
pulmonaria and periwinkle
lettuce seedlings
cranberry bushes
strawberry blossoms


K said...

Things that grow - they always shore up our sense of hope. That these things can fight their way out of the ground and then, against all reason, turn from lump of seed into the glorious freshness of green and flower and fruit - we can learn from all that.

Mary said...

The movie version of Secret Garden with Maggie Smith playing Mrs Medlock is wonderful. I watch it at least once a year.