world of gardens and plants.
What about you? What does "putting down roots"
mean to you?
Please share with me your thoughts.
Next metaphor I really liked is
"As the twig is bent."
This quote makes me think how meaningful
trees are to us in a garden.
Why can we bend a twig and make it
into something else
like a place to mark some bulbs for
the months ahead.
How we can take some bamboo stakes
and bend them into an
arched piece to grow a plant up to enjoy.
Or some willow branches which are so
flexible and can be
bent and shaped into basket ware
or even hedging.
Next I found this lovely quote,
"She was a rose among thorns"
I do feel this is refering to a difficult gardener
who was beautiful but stubborn
in her ways.
She wanted things her own way and why
not if she was the gardener.
Or simply refering to a truly
beautiful rose with the
most exotic perfume which was
growing in nature and the plants
around 'her were insignificant beside this rose.
to hear the origins of them.
of the day, you should
smell like dirt."
"Where flowers bloom
so does hope."
Lady Bird Johnson
"And Spring arose on the
Like the Spirit of Love felt
And each flower and
herb on Earth's dark
rose from the dreams of
its wintry rest.
Percy Bysshe Shelly