A Visit to My Garden



Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
Alfred Austin



 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




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





I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow. 
David Hobson 




 How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
Alexander Smith


A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
Luis Barragan


Thanks for visiting my garden! :)
Vonda
www.vondasinclair.com

18 comments:

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Do you take care of your garden by yourself or do you hire a group of gardeners, Vonda? My goodness, it is so large and gorgeous and must take a lot of time. What a good place to spend time and let your muse take in all of its beauty. Thanks for another tour.

Vonda Sinclair said...

Thanks, Paisley! My husband helps with some of the bigger projects, like building the pond, stone walls, laying flagstone or landscaping a bank. And sometimes in planting bushes or trees. He is growing the veggie garden this year. He also cleans pond filters and mows part of the yard. We have more projects in mind for the future to try and get some of it under control. LOL I have more imagination than time to spend on it. :)

Carole St-Laurent said...

Beautiful! I hope you get to write in your garden. It must be peaceful.

Vonda Sinclair said...

Thanks, Carole! Sometimes I sit on the porch and write. It's nice listening to the waterfall.

ellaquinnauthor said...

Vonda, what a beautiful garden. I miss the one I had in Germany, but I don't miss the work.

Vonda Sinclair said...

Thanks, Ella! It is a lot of work, but I enjoy it. :)

Carly Carson said...

Beautiful pictures, Vonda. Gardens are a lot of work, and I think it must be peaceful work. However, I have no desire to do it. lol

Vonda Sinclair said...

LOL Carly! Sometimes I wish I wasn't addicted to plants. Thanks for checking it out!

Jennifer (JC Page) said...

Beautiful Vonda and thank-you! Wonderful break to the day of writing in doors. Is that an echineacea flower? One of my favourites, but don't see many this far north. Thank-you for the tour~

Vonda Sinclair said...

Hi Jennifer, thanks! Yes, that is an echinacea. I've wanted to grow them for years, and finally got them to live this year. Yay! :)

Tami Dee said...

Oh, it is so beautiful. You must be so inspired by it. I can just picture myself there letting my mind wander... Just lovely.

Vonda Sinclair said...

Thanks, Tami! It is a nice, relaxing place to sit. :)

Vanessa Holland said...

Your garden is so amazing, Vonda. Your flowers are so beautiful and your pond turned out great. Cool statue, too. :-)

Vonda Sinclair said...

Thanks, Vanessa! I love statues that have a classical look to them. Wish I could find more.

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Julie Robinson said...

Vonda,
Strolling through your garden felt peaceful. I have more garden than I can keep up with. People tend to think of gardening as peaceful work, but it's not. YOu've done a lot of hard work; so has your hubby.
Thanks for sharing it.

BTW, I'm a rose lover, so I'm curious as to the name of the rose in the last picture. Do you know?
Thanks,
Julie

Vonda Sinclair said...

Thanks Julie! I'll say the same thing... I have more garden than I can keep up with. LOL It definitely is very hard work. It is especially hard on the back. The rose is the climber, America. I love the color of it.

Mrs LVoe said...

the last picture is breathtaking! Baeutiful!