Garden Ideas

Linoblock print of poppies

a garden memory:

Fontaine de Medicis, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris.


Paradise Valley Fountain

 Photos of students with plants at Allen Gardens - collages
Floral prints - linocuts etchings
Tree affirmations (alpha-angle) 
Guided visualizations
Create original Flowers from abstract shapes

Garden Metaphors
late bloomer
growing like a weed
bad seed
nip it in the bud
shrinking violet
down the primrose path
fresh as a daisy
a rose by any other name
stop and smell the roses
down the primrose path
small potatoes
cabbage head
tough row to hoe
nut doesn't fall far from the tree
the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
apple of my eye
like two peas in a pod
October 2011 

To Celia  
By Ben Jonson  
DRINK to me only with thine eyes, 
         And I will pledge with mine; 
Or leave a kiss but in the cup 
         And I'll not look for wine. 
The thirst that from the soul doth rise 
         Doth ask a drink divine; 
But might I of Jove's nectar sup, 
         I would not change for thine. 

I sent thee late a rosy wreath, 
         Not so much honouring thee 
As giving it a hope that there 
         It could not wither'd be; 
But thou thereon didst only breathe, 
         And sent'st it back to me; 
Since when it grows, and smells, I swear, 
         Not of itself but thee!

Haiku  By Basho

Temple bells die out.
The fragrant blossoms remain.
A perfect evening!


White Coral Bells
Upon a slender stalk
Oh, don't you wish
That you could 
Hear them ring?
That will happen only
When the fairies sing!