It’s the end of summer. Time to just relax and enjoy your garden. Here are some photos and quotes to remind you of what gardens bring to our lives.

dahlia

“I’ve always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend.” ― C. Z. Guest. (torbakhopper photo.)

 

Japanese maple leaves

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” ― Alfred Austin. (Bong Grit photo.)

 

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." Luther Burbank. T.Kiya photo.

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” ― Luther Burbank. (T.Kiya photo.)

 

Patio garden

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” ― May Sarton. (Sue Lowndes photo.)

 

Lily

“I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.” ― Phyllis Theroux. (Angela Bethell photo.)

 

Butchart Gardens

“Gardens are poems Where you stroll with your hands in your pockets.” (“Les jardins sont des poemes Ou l’on se promene les mains dans les poches.”) ― Pierre Albert-Birot, The Cubist Poets in Paris: An Anthology. (David Herrera photo.)

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