595. Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too. ~William Cowper

I managed to keep a few square yards on a shelf for staging in a greenhouse, and those few square yards were crowded with bright things from December to Easter. Their brilliance contrasted with winter’s leaden skies; it was like coming into an aviary full of tropical birds and butterflies… ~Excerpt by Vita Sackville-West, edited and adapted

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I have a little greenhouse
Here in my backyard,
Where hyacinths and tulips grow
And pansies bloom unmarred.

No matter how the winter’s storms
May rage with ghoulish glee
And beat against my casement there,
It never frightens me.

I watch my flowers from day to day,
I water them with care
And they give back their sweet perfume–
Their fragrance fills the air.

I wonder if in years to come
The greenhouse yet will stand,
When I who tend it now so well
Shall sleep beneath this land?

I wonder if–but who can tell
What passing years may bring?
But still–there’s always flowers to bloom
And beyond this door birds to sing.
~Poem by Iva H. Drew,
edited and adapted

…We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience… ~Colossians 1:9-11   ✝

**I took this photograph today of tulips abloom in my greenhouse.

44 thoughts on “595. Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too. ~William Cowper

  1. So many beautiful flowers during this time when we all need to see them. I thank my God that we found each other, because He knew I needed you at this time in my life.

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  2. Spectacular photo Natalie, and lovely post. I must make a point of visiting you and seeing your amazing garden if I ever make it to Texas again 🙂
    Oops. Did I just invite myself over? I may be becoming too hot-climate culture in my ways.
    Hugs 🙂 ♡

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  3. Such a precious post…one that touches the very core of the man I am and with reasons so near and dear, I whisper a word of gratitude to the very ONE who makes all things possible. May there always be color in your world my cherished friend and may the sweet scents of spring blossoms forever linger near. With much love, ~Matthew

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  4. I enjoyed this post so much. I wish I had a green house. All I have right now is my kitchen window sill. Sitting on it is a glass of water filled with cuttings I took from two different varieties of gardenia I have outside. The glass is so crowded with roots. I should have planted them in pots a couple months ago, but I keep forgetting. 🙂

    Hugs and Blessings,
    Theresa

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    • Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I wanted one for a long time but they are just so expensive. Then my sweet son-in-law said he’d build me one and he did a splendid job and I love it. Love’n hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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    • Thanks, MFA. I’m glad you enjoyed them. Got you guessing about the MFA, huh?! Welllllllllll, it stands for My Favorite Australian!!!! And you thought it was something dirty!!! Happy New Year, Laurence. Love’n hugs, LMS ❤ ❤ ❤

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      • I’d never think anything *dirty* would come from you LMS. I’m sick again and not doing much online. I’ll be back soon, I hope.
        Love’n Hugs
        Laurence.

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      • Oh, Laurie, I’m so sorry you are not well again. I’m lifting you up in prayer as I write. Jesus can and does perform healing miracles for those who come to Him. I pray you are feeling better very soon my friend. Love’n hugs, LMS ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Thanks so much! I love tulips as well. Since I never had any luck with them in the ground here in Texas, I love that they will work in my greenhouse. Happy New Year. Much love in the coming year to you as well! Love’n hugs, N <3<3 ❤

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  5. I love the photographs of your beautiful blooms, and your poetry selection, as well as the Scripture reading, are every bit as beautiful. Thank you for this momentary period of peace and relaxation. I pray that your knee is not giving you too much difficulty today, and that the Lord’s mercy is being showered down upon you.

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  6. I’m so glad you enjoyed my flower “babies” and my post and that they offered you some peace and relaxation. My knee is not a lot better today, but I just keep trying to put one foot in front of the other. Thank you for your prayers and plea for mercy. Hugs, N ❤

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