27 Sep 2011

Plant Handled

Inevitable as it is, I am always saddened when I come to the last page of the current issue of Gardens Illustrated , and yet, it is here, on the last official page where one finds Frank Ronan’s monthly column ‘The Writer’s Plot.’

In September’s issue, his column is entitled, ‘Let it all hang out,’ and one of his memorable quotes is as follows:

…But gardeners know that that the best place to be is among the plants, and that gardens always feel best when you are crouched in the middle of a border, handling and being handled by the plants that surround you.’

I decided that I wanted to see if I could find a few visual representations of this sentiment. Let me know what you think of the results that I stumbled across:

Copy (2) of DSC_0186  Copy (2) of DSC_0091[2] Copy of Copy_(2)_of_DSC_0056[1] Copy of DSC_0240 Copy of Copy_(2)_of_DSC_0064[3] I have always had a soft spot for this last shot, and pausing to remember the contortionist twists and turns that I put my torso through in order to capture this moment of beauty, I haven’t a doubt that this is the true definition of what it is to be ‘plant handled!’

4 comments:

Michael B. Gordon said...

Barry, you hit the nail on the head. Really nice photos of some great places to "handle and be handled by the plants." The textures in your garden are beautiful.

Christine @ the Gardening Blog said...

Those are lovely shots and I would be happy being "handled" by those plants :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Sweetie it makes me only TOO happy to handle and be handled by my plants BIG *smile*
Joy

cheryl said...

Beautiful shots Barry of an even more beautiful garden. It's so lush and the textures so varied that I have plant envy big time!