Thursday, April 19, 2012

Friday Flowers

"Gertrude Jekyll, like Monet, was a painter with poor eyesight, and their gardens had resemblances that may have sprung from this condition.

Both loved plants that foamed and frothed over walls and pergolas, spread in tides beneath trees; both saw flowers in islands of colored light - an image the normal eye captures only by squinting"
-Eleanor Perenyi

My rose garden produced its first bloom this week!  Gertrude Jekyll, named after the renowned British garden designer and writer.  The garden is nearly complete...hope to share more of Gertrude and her friends next week

Portrait of Gertrude Jekyll
oil on canvas
by Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson 1920

Gertrude Jekyll
via here

"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies"
Gertrude Jekyll

1 comment:

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

So pretty....... I need a little Gertrude to rub off on me. Have a great weekend!

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