Monday, April 25, 2016

thoughts on a garden . . .

I'm so glad you're here because


it's time for the Garden Party.


I love to have people drop by for a visit especially when we can spend time in the garden.


Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am NEVER at a loss for words,


but today, I am relying on the thoughts of others as you visit my garden.













Thanks for dropping by my garden -  now it's time to link up your garden post.


Enjoy visiting all the beautiful gardens at the Garden Party hosted by

Jann of Have a Daily Cup, Jemma of At Home With Jemma, Laura of White Spray Paint, Stacey of Poofing the Pillows and Laura of Decor to Adore.


48 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carol, I love your little retreat and I do enjoy quotes so very much. You have used many of my favourites. Thank you for the tour and have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jann Olson said...

Carol, love your garden and the quotes are fabulous! Nothing quite like spending time in the garden. It truly does rejuvenate my soul. Every time I see your sweet chaise my heart soars! Would love something similar in my garden!
hugs,
Jann

KUNIs little white castle said...

Your garden is beautiful

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love these pictures so much :) and the texts!!

Stacey said...

If you have a garden and a library...truer words could not be spoken. As always you've drawn us in and made us smile with your sweet and charming cottage. I love visiting you. So glad we got to work together for this little bloggy project. ;)

Have a great week!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful, beautiful Carol!

Between your warm, welcoming, thriving and beautiful cottage and garden and these quotes you have made my day!
Each quote speaks to me and I am especially fond of the one by Ruth Stout. "I love spring anywhere, but if I could I would always greet it in the garden."
My daughter gave me this on a burlap sign for Mother's Day one year.
Thank you:)
Jemma

Susie said...

Carol, I enjoyed seeing all your lovely spots in the garden. Plus the wonderful quotes are so nice to read. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Bernideen said...

What beautiful photos - I love - love gardening and even though I have recently had to start all over at a new house - I am out there pretty much everyday now getting things "on"!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your garden is welcoming and charming. Thanks for sharing with us.
hugs,
Linda

Kim said...

Nothing better than words and flowers combined, Carol. Your garden is one of my favorites! Thanks for the pretty link up, too!! :)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Carol, I love looking at your beautiful garden and love the quotes. :)

My thrift store addiction said...

So, so charming, Carol and I adore all of the garden quotes. Thank you for hosting!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a delightful post! Love your garden shots and the quotes you shared. Now I need to check out the other gardens. Inspiration galore I'm sure, just as seeing yours was.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

The French Hutch said...

Such beautiful photos and quotes. Your gardens have such lovely places to sit and enjoy the flowers. Thanks for the lovely tour. Thanks for hosting a great party.
Hugs……..

Laura said...

Carol- I love the combination of words and gardening beauty.
I am also so pleased we could all work together on this wonderful project.
Happy Garden Party!

Laura
White Spray Paint

chateau chic said...

I adore your garden and outdoor rooms, Carol. They're so charming, welcoming, and beautiful. I can tell you love gardening and spending time surrounded by so much natural beauty. What a treat!
Mary Alice

Winnie said...

Hi Carol :)
I'm not here for the party, but to tell you that I'm jealous as you have a beautiful garden :) I don't know why but your red window especially caught my eyes.

Bonnie said...

Such a fun party that I have looked forward to. I was out of town since last week and traveling home today so it was hectic to post early. I thought I would have the luxury of viewing the garden party on my ipad in the car and enjoying commenting but for some reason comments would not work on my ipad today.

Anyway, I'm home now and enjoyed your post. Pretty pictures and words. Thanks for hosting.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I so enjoyed strolling through your garden, Carol, and I especially loved the quotes that you shared that accompanied the pictures.

Daniela said...

Thank you for the sweet comment you left on ~ My little old world ~, I truly appreciate it so much !
You've such a lovely blog and I cannot help but follow it with joy !

So thankful for hosting me and for sharing the beauty of your garden, as well, I wish all my best for your days to come,
sending you love

Daniela

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear Carol! I just came from a stroll at Jemma's beautiful Texas garden! How fun it is STILL to be a part of Blogland where we can meet new friends and chat with long-time pals. Inspiration at every corner from poetry to flowers. LOVE THAT BLUE WINDOW!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol I have expressed this many times and it bears repeating - visiting a post of yours is coming to a happy place where you feel welcome at. Your gardens always are bright, colorful and full of life. Thanks for hosting and putting me in a gardening state of mind.
xoxo,
Vera

Nancy's Notes said...

Carol, what a delightful garden you have there! I think it so inviting and can picture you enjoy your time out there! Your garden words are so inspiring!

Happy gardening!
Nancy

Rita C. said...

So nice, Carol. Thanks for this garden edition of link party. It's special.

ANNE said...

I love your quotes! thanks for the garden party - nothing I love better!

Melanie said...

I love the quotes that you put on your garden photos - you know that I love quotes, too! The one from Eeoyre really made me smile. :-)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I so enjoy your your beautiful post of quote's. Your garden is stunning as always. I love the relaxed garden, makes you wan to sit awhile and visit all the flowers.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Mary

jackie @ travelnwrite said...

I also love your garden quotes - I just wrote about our Greek garden and went in search of similar quotes and was unable to find those to address what I wanted to convey - you, however, did it for me! Great post!

Pam Richardson said...

Carol, I love your cottage and garden. I always enjoy my visits with you! I loved the quotes...such a nice touch! Pam @ Everyday Living

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
As you know, I have told you before how much I love your garden!! So pretty!! Can't wait until everything starts to bloom in mine. Thanks so much for stopping by and for hosting!!

Hugs,
Deb

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Wonderful images and lovely quotations, Carol! Your garden is so beautiful!
Thank you for hosting this lovely party. I now add your name on my post. I didn't know the names of all the hosts, but I try to add everyone.
Have a lovely day!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, WOW each and every spot in your lovely garden is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing and always the great ideas. Have a beautiful day!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

How wonderful it must be to photograph your garden each day! I love that Eeyore quote. I wish I had a garden post to add to the party but alas we're just not there yet!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Carol I adore how you have married some of my favorite quotes with your glorious garden images. Thank you so very much for linking up to the garden party. Your post was completely enchanting.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! Your garden looks like it is a spread out of a magazine. The quotes are wonderful!

bj said...

Just beautiful...I love every picture.
"to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow"..A. Hepburn
my favorite garden quote...:)

J said...

I loved reading your selection of quotes and enjoyed the accompanying photos. My favorite is "If you have a garden and a book, you have all you need!" So true! Peace on earth!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Carol, your garden is beautiful! I enjoyed your garden quotes and seeing all your pretties. I could sit in your garden all day!
Hugs,
Cecilia

Lita said...

Your garden is beautiful. And the thoughts are refreshing. Thank you for sharing. My first visit here and I'll be back.

Wishes for tasty dishes,
Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

podso said...

Pretty scenes and good quotes. You should print these into notecards or birthday cards!

Jeanie said...

Hello, Art and Sand! Oh, how could anyone NOT be in the mood after seeing such lovely photos and reading the terrific quotes you pulled! Perfect indeed!

Thanks so much for stopping by The Marmelade Gypsy during the garden party! I loved your comment and so nice to "meet" you!

Jess said...

What a beautiful garden!! I love this idea, and the quotes you found are so beautiful. I help my mom in the garden every year, but it definitely does look THAT nice! I love your blog, by the way. You have a new follower :)

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Your garden is so pretty, Carol! I just love the Jane Austen quote. Great party idea! Happy I had something to link up!

Mary Keels said...

All of your spaces are so very beautiful. I love the pictures with all the lovely garden quotes. That was so very enjoyable!

BarberryLane Designs said...

I love the quotes sprinkled on your pictures. I'm happiest surrounded by dirt, flowers and critters. Spring is dragging its feet in Chicagoland...one nice day and then 5 crappy ones. Still gives us hope that winter will give it up...soon, I hope. Thank you for the lovely breaths of Spring.

Down by the sea said...

What a pleasure it is to visit your garden and read those wonderful quotes in such a lovely setting. Sarah x

Carla said...

Love this post and all the quotes. So much of our yard has been under water I haven't been out to photograph it this year with all the rain. Eventually I'll hit on a Garden Wednesday. LOL
Lots lots of cool link ups though to look at and maybe even follow. ;o)

CatieAn said...

Carol
your garden is truly beautiful and the added poems are perfection. I am sorry I missed this post. Haven't been around blogland for months.