April in the Garden

jonquils and Virginia bluebells April 2014April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go. ~Christopher Morley, John Mistletoe

It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!  ~Mark Twain

The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hillside’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in His heaven –
All’s right with the world!
~Robert Browning

***To this I would say, at least, in the garden, all’s right with the world.

tulips and daffodils April 2014

April is a promise that May is bound to keep.  ~Hal Borland

Where man sees but withered leaves,
God sees sweet flowers growing.
~Albert Laighton

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.
~Winifred Mary Letts

bluebells and tulips April 2014

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”

The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun’s kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.
~Julian Grenfell

white bleeding heart

Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens

Every April, God rewrites the Book of Genesis. ~Author Unknown

Well-apparell’d April on the heel
Of limping winter treads…
~William Shakespeare

tulips in the garden-April

Spring has returned.  The Earth is like a child that knows poems.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
~Robert Frost

Elise tulipsI think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring.  Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?  ~Edward Giobbi

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.  ~William Shakespeare

A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.
~Emily Dickinson

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.  ~Bern Williams

***Images of tulips, jonquils, Virginia bluebells, white bleeding heart by Elise

Quotes from ‘The Quote Garden’: http://www.quotegarden.com/

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6 responses to “April in the Garden

  1. Beautiful post. My flowers were getting started and then fall came back. I am so looking forward to seeing my flowers bloom.
    Sue B


  2. Beautiful. I’ll have to share this post.


  3. So lovely to see color in the garden. I’m still waiting for more than Crocus and Daffodils in my garden. We are having the latest spring ever!


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