Lily of the Valley, A Rose and A Poem

26 May

I picked some of our Lily of the Valley to bring in this morning and they smell gorgeous.

One of the roses from my Mother’s Day bouquet has dried beautifully.

Another of Mum’s herb books, Handbook of Herbs  published by The Early American Life, turned up today and I loved this poem on the first page of a catalogue that she had tucked inside.

Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774)


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7 responses to “Lily of the Valley, A Rose and A Poem

  1. commonprose

    May 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Love that little verse. Will copy and keep it handy.

  2. Heyjude

    May 26, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    I’d love to reproduce that herb garden.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 26, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      So would I! The book is full of lovely designs that I would love to try if only we had much more space. 🙂

      • Heyjude

        May 26, 2021 at 7:02 pm

        Yes, space is an issue for me too. But I have a plan to remove the rest of the lawn to create more planting space.

        • commonprose

          May 30, 2021 at 2:19 pm

          We removed half the lawn in our last house and were very pleased with the garden we planted there.

          • mybeautfulthings

            June 7, 2021 at 12:19 pm

            We may yet dig up more lawn. We are leaving one patch to go wild with long grass, daisies and buttercups. 🙂


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