“Welcome Rain”, says the garden.

by on February 5, 2009

“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.” ~Hanna Rion


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Welcome rain, we’ve been missing your shower of love. Thank you for lathering our leaves, buds and flowers with your wet kisses and hydrating embrace. Every rainy tickle of your nurturing drops strengthens our roots and fortifies our colorful beauty for tomorrow. It’s so nice to have you back.


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“To dig one’s own spade into one’s own earth! Has life anything better to offer than this?”– Beverley Nichols


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Chili peppers & strawberries overlooking the pond

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” — Gertrude Jekyll


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Strawberry tree flowers & Swiss Chard in pot

“The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.” — Vita Sackville-West

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Peach blossoms

“Earth laughs in flowers.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Fresh “Dried” Chili’s

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.”– Thomas Jefferson


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Radish sprouts and Tatsoi greens

“When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, There is always the garden.”– Minnie Aumonier


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View’s from the pond

“I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.” –John Erskine


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Mandarins, Meyer lemons, Blood Oranges, Navel Oranges

“Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.”– Sir Walter Scott


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Pluot blossoms and daffodils

“Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.” — Francis Bacon


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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Quyen February 5, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I’m so envious of your beautiful garden. You take such good care of it. Also envious of your weather. Why do I live in the frigid Midwest???

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2 Rita February 5, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Loved, loved the pics! Unfortunately I don’t have a garden……Condo life….That’s why looking at your photos is even more special to me.

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3 desiree@lookiloos February 5, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing the rain. We’ve been on the verge all day. Hurry up and rain.

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4 Tony February 5, 2009 at 7:36 pm

I can’t believe I have yet to see this amazing garden :( when’s the next fiesta gonna be??

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5 Julie February 5, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Your garden is so beautiful! You are living in a paradise — and I know that it’s a paradise you’ve created. Great job.

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6 Carrie Oliver February 5, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Ha ha, here’s what our garden looks like right now. Sure hope this works!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/omegadog/3257356136/in/photostream/

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7 Von February 5, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I’m in awe of your photos…they’re poetry in pictures and a feast to the eyes. Thanks for sharing them.

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8 nikkipolani February 5, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Very very nice, you two. I love all the variety of the garden you’ve found caressed by the rain.

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9 Passionate Eater February 6, 2009 at 1:07 am

Sigh, that is true beauty. I am just sitting here in front of my dimly lit computer room, wishing I was your third roommate, and that I could partake in your Garden of Eden.

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10 Julia February 6, 2009 at 6:05 am

Oh, your garden looks so beautiful — especially that pink bloomy thing… what is that? A cherry tree? I can’t get out my back door (it’s blocked by snow) to take a picture now, but here are some photos of my garden from the summer. Oh, I can’t wait to start my spring garden… *sigh*
http://www.growcookeat.com/2008/08/garden-updates-mid-summer.html
http://www.growcookeat.com/2008/07/garden-updates-emerging-sun.html
http://www.growcookeat.com/2008/07/garden-to-table-raspberries.html

The “pink bloomy thing” are our flowering peach trees. They are the first to flower for us in the spring. Next will be the flowering cherry, then the regular peach and white peach will follow. In all, they give us about 3-4 months of “wow!” -WORC

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11 indosungod February 6, 2009 at 6:07 am

Lovely Lovely! The oranges, lemons and Chard beautiful. The flowers just gorgeous.

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12 The Daily Colander February 6, 2009 at 5:40 am

Wow, your photos really got to me. They are so beautiful! I have to ask – where do you live????

We are in the middle of suburbia in Southern California. Our place isn’t huge, but we’ve tried to develop it into another world when you enter. We love it. -WORC

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13 heather February 6, 2009 at 11:13 am

holy cow! your place is just beautiful! i can’t get over it. you must just feel so relaxed everytime you go outside!

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14 helen February 6, 2009 at 5:10 pm

This brightens my day.

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15 mikky February 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm

thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures… your lense said it all… :)

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16 matt wright February 7, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Gonna keep this simple.. The most incredible garden I have ever seen.

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17 Jen Yu February 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Stunning! I miss California so much. I miss you guys and the pups so much! I think the rainy season was always my favorite time of year in So Cal. Your garden is the perfect place to enjoy it all.

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18 Lori Lynn February 7, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Oh so beautiful! Cute pic at the end too. I just recently started another blog, San Pedro Daily Photo, which has a few garden photos so far, and more to come. Especially when all my roses bloom again. Your photography is truly inspirational.
Lori Lynn
http://sanpedrodaily.blogspot.com/

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19 Susan C February 7, 2009 at 8:08 pm

I just love tours of your garden. This was especially beautiful with the perfectly selected garden quotes.

I love the way the swiss chard looks in the tall pot. I have been wanting to change out the plants I have in a couple of urns, and the vibrant chard would be perfect.

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20 Paula Maack February 7, 2009 at 10:50 pm

This was so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.

Cheers,
~Paula

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21 Hélène February 8, 2009 at 12:32 am

Wow this in incredibly beautiful! What a life.

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22 Tiina February 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Thank you for reminding me of the positive effects of rain! My view on the subject was not so positive this morning when I walked on slippery, icy, snowy pavement and fought the wind and rain with my umbrella!
Your garden looks like a paradise on earth, and those peach blossoms are simply gorgeous!!

Greetings,
Tiina

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23 Melissa February 9, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Great quotes, great growth. Can’t help it – love the chiles the best. ;)

Look at you guys in that photo. Adorable!

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