The Promise Gardens finish their season with amazing colors and surrounded by beautiful foliage to close out November. Preparations for the winter gardens is underway with a new theme this year. It doesn’t have to be a bare bones garden over winter but interesting and beautiful treatments to cheer in winter can be added with a backdrop of glorious white snow. Until then, the last look at the November foliage before the wind carries all of the foliage away.
The gardener does not love to talk.
He makes me keep the gravel walk;
And when he puts his tools away,
He locks the door and takes the key.
Away behind the currant row,
Where no one else but cook may go,
Far in the plots, I see him dig,
Old and serious, brown and big.
He digs the flowers, green, red, and blue,
Nor wishes to be spoken to.
He digs the flowers and cuts the hay,
And never seems to want to play.
Silly gardener! summer goes,
And winter comes with pinching toes,
When in the garden bare and brown
You must lay your barrow down.
Well now, and while the summer stays,
To profit by these garden days
O how much wiser you would be
To play at Indian wars with me!
Robert Louis Stevenson
“The Gardener” from the Art on Canvas Collection of Jay&Jacy Photography ©2011 All Rights Reserved
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