Wednesday, June 16, 2010

In An English Country Garden

How many kinds of sweet flowers grow
In an English country garden?
We’ll tell you now of some that we know,
Those we miss you’ll surely pardon.
Daffodils, Heart’s Ease and Flox,
Meadowsweet and Lady Smocks,
Gentain, Lupine and tall Hollihocks.
Roses, Foxgloves,Snowdrops, blue forget-me-nots,
In an English country garden.


Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful picture of the English Country Garden, Jo... Love that home and the yard... WOW!!!

Stay COOL in this heat.

DJan said...

It is a lovely garden and poem. How is it that it can look so... English?

Barbara Anne said...

Thank you for the beautiful picture and the verse listing the plants typically seen in an English Country Garden.

I'm copying the verse and will hope to improve my garden next year!

Hope your day is delightful!


Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

I recently found your blog and am enjoying the lovely garden photos - both English and US! I love the poem, but wonder what Lady Smocks are - perhaps they have another name in the US. I'm off to find out . . .

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Thank you for your recent comment over at mine. What a beautiful blog you have - I will enjoy having a look around while enjoying a nice cup of tea!

Don't forget Delphiniums, poppies and lavender!


Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Hello Jo, Oh how I love English country gardens...I don't know what it is about them that makes them so appealing. Maybe the seaming randomness about the plantings?...I don't know. What ever it is...I love them. Thank you for this lovely post...have a wonderful day. Maura :)

Mage said...

Thank you for the pie recipe, and thank you too for the lovely list of glories. :)

L. D. said...

I always admire the English gardens and their variety of plants.