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If you have a garden and a library...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The full quote is "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." --Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus was a Roman Statesman who lived between 106 BC and 46 BC. Obviously a very wise man from a long time ago.

I love my garden! It gives me pleasure to look at it and to work in it. I just wanted to share some photos:

I love the combination of textures and colors.

Is there anything more beautiful and delicate than a lace cap hydrangea?

Both of these hydrangea are at least 30 years old. The one on the left was transplanted about 3 years ago from another location where it wasn't growing well. It was a small twisted pretzel of a plant. As you can see it caught up!

My backyard view.....

Enough relaxing....time to get on those garden gloves and get some work done!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MSLZZY 7/17/2013 9:17AM

    You have flowers and I raise vegetables. I need to take updated pics to share. Thanks for adding me as a friend. Hope to get to know you better!

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BEACHY_KEEN 7/16/2013 1:03PM

    Gardening is one of the best workouts and so relaxing. I love hydrangeas. I've always had one growing in my yard and used them to decorate at my wedding and in my bouquet. Thanks for sharing the pictures and for my veggies!

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BARBIEE52 7/15/2013 9:09PM

    Those are beautiful pictures. I used to have 100's of outdoor flowers. I really miss that, because I live in an apt. emoticon It was wonderful therapy for me. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 7/15/2013 11:28AM

    emoticon pictures! love hydrangeas! and love the backyard! Hope u have a great day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KNITTY_JESS 7/14/2013 3:47PM

    I love the pictures. Gardens are so relaxing, therapeutic, and a great way to get in exercise.

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IRONBESS 7/14/2013 3:43PM

    Very nice. I love hydrangeas. We had a hedge of them between the veggie garden and the lawn when I was a kid. Pink and blue. They're beautiful.

Are you a history buff? I'm a few episodes into a free podcast about Roman history. Or does that quote appeal to you simply because you love gardening?

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KPETSCHE 7/13/2013 11:34PM

    Thanks for sharing your garden pictures. I love hydrangeas!

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FLAMENM 7/13/2013 10:49PM

    Gardens feed the soul. And offer a great workout.

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MERRYMARY42 7/13/2013 9:07PM

    great quote, my idea of heaven A good book in a hammock in a nice shady yard. emoticon

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KATIBUG49 7/13/2013 2:54PM

    Beautiful & so true.

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DEBIGENE 7/13/2013 11:06AM

    WOW, simply gorgeous !!!!

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DONNABRIGHT 7/13/2013 10:55AM

    Beautiful garden - I understand why you love it. Our Florida yard is a work in progress as we are transplanting different areas to have less grass and be more environmentally conscious. It takes tons of water and work to maintain grass here. I should do some pictures and see if I can figure out how to upload them.

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FITBIZZZ 7/13/2013 10:00AM

    Wow. Absolutely beautiful. I have a crush on your hydrangeas. :-) emoticon

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