Why it is never finished.


“Obviously a garden is not the wilderness but an assembly of shapes, most of them living, that owes some share of its composition, its appearance, to human design and effort, human conventions and convenience, and the human pursuit of that elusive, indefinable harmony that we call beauty. It has a life of its own, an intricate, willful, secret life, as any gardener knows. It is only the humans in it who think of it as a garden. But a garden is a relationship, which is one of the countless reasons why it is never finished.”

-W.S. Merwin


5 thoughts on “Why it is never finished.

  1. Definitely never finished!! I would love to walk around your lovely garden, there is so much to see and experience. We are supposed to have rain all week down here, which will cause things to grow even more unruly. We have needed the rain though. Last Sunday we did have a horrific T-Storm weather and got around 3 inches of much needed rain.

    Enjoy your week dear Gretchen, working in your lovely garden spaces.

    Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

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  2. I love how your garden vision has taken root and bloomed! Beautiful! I keep sticking things in the ground and hoping they will flourish. A couple months ago, a friend sent me a photo of some plants I had given her when we left Guam. It delighted me more than she could know, both that they are still flourishing and that she thought to share them with me – our short friendship still a source of pleasure.

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