“There is gardening, and there is being in a garden.

The gardener’s experience involves the deep satisfaction of working side by side with the Creator to develop a place of beauty. It is the satisfaction of making the world a better place. of participating in an activity that has been bettering the world for countless centuries.

But the other garden experience is just as valid. It is the experience of just being in a garden, enjoying a garden, gratefully gathering the gifts that the garden has to offer. This is the garden experience anyone can have . . . . “

~ Emilie Barnes, author of Time Began in a Garden

Gladly shared by Betty Hanselman

Gardener’s wife (& grateful to be experiencing the garden James is building around me!)

Photos show breathtaking Rhododendron display being staged in a country garden, Manheim, PA.