A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Our Cottage Garden...the World

Do pink and yellow go together? I love blending colors that some would never blend. I had a friend who, when picking out flowers for her garden, was always trying to "match." It was like she was clothing a garden. The results were always so well planned and perfect. I never wanted to go plant shopping with her, because of the hours she took in selecting her plants. We are great friends to this day, but I don't shop with her. My gardens have been more a combination of colors, textures, and filled to the "brim." I love the cottage style and often find myself trying to make a little space between plants so they have room to spread. I always picture the Garden of Eden as being a cottage garden...all colors all kind of wild and viney....not perfect rows of matching blooms. Some would say that God was the gardener...planting each plant in perfect harmony a vision of perfection and splendor. I guess my vision of God as a gardener...is that he put all kinds of flowers together to make an amazing place where all colors mingled and thrived...just as he did with the people of our earth. We are all members of God's Cottage Garden...I looked up the word mingle before using it here. The dictionary says (To mix or bring together in combination,  without loss of individual characteristics.) Isn't it time for us to all mingle and thrive in the "cottage garden" of the world?

Balisha


11 comments:

Donna said...

I love the cottage garden where everything seems to come together.

Jan said...

I'm slightly unconvinced by the pink and yellow combination.. I love your Autumnal header tho!!! Jx

Barbee' said...

A sermon in a nutshell!

Balisha said...

Hi Donna...I love the cottage look too.Things do come together usually. I haven't moved many plants because they didn't blend in.
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Jan...Maybe pink and yellow aren't your "cup of tea" I didn't think about the colors of the J. Anemone, when I planted them. I can live with those colors though. It has kind of grown on me.
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Barbee...This post was written as you go...like most of my posts. I had no idea what was coming next. It just happened.
Balisha

Gatsbys Gardens said...

I have come to the conclusion that all colors go togetther in the garden. I began just liking pink and blue and have ended up with every color under the rainbow.

Eileen

judemiller1 said...

Is that Lamb's Ear I see in the cottage garden? I love your analogy, so very true.

Balisha said...

Hi Eileen...I have always leaned toward the pinks and purples, and I still do have mostly those colors in my garden. I have only recently started adding more colors...the orange tulips started it all.
Balisha

Balisha said...

HI Judy...It is sage....I looked at the picture again and thought that it does look like Lamb's Ear.
Balisha

Lona said...

Your anemones look lovely with the daisies. I am glad your anemones are doing well. They will spread for you.Have a lovely week. We are getting a little rain here today.