…and I have become good friends. We chat, we share anecdotes, news/tips and we look at each others flowers and plants on a daily basis.
"The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer to God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth"
Dorothy Frances Gurney • 1858 – 1952
Zelma suggested the posting of this classic and cherised poem which is on a marker in her garden and many gardens worlwide.
She helped me (physically) with the landscaping in my own front yard. I told her I
wanted it to have the feel as if it were the extension of her garden. She
loved the concept because when she sits on her front porch it seems like her garden
keeps on going across the street.
My front yard is now a haven for bees, butterflies, birds. It is a source for a true "FLYING COLOR" experience. Now I am dealing with the possibilities of my back yard…
Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration. Lou Erickson