Birthday cake. Abundance of fresh flowers. Boatload of children. Hilarious conversation. Chinese paper lanterns. White bird house churches. Tulle. Watering cans. Ribbons. Brightly colored birthday plates, cups, napkins. Electric yellow table cloths. Oriental fans and parasols. Presents. An assortment of very yummy desserts. Mini vans galore. Smiles. Prayer.
And of course, garden quotes.
There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler
The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. ~George Bernard Shaw, The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, 1932
In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death. ~Sam Llewelyn
God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. ~Author Unknown
Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~Sydney Eddison, Horticulture magazine, August/September 1993
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. ~W.E. Johns, The Passing Show
Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
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