Gardening – Photos and Quotes

“Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.” – Francis Bacon . So it has been ! Today’s post has photos from our garden and inspirational quotes on gardening . The pandemic and social distancing has slowed down many day to day activities and most people are spending time gardening .We have been using the extra , additional time gardening as well .

Hanging out with plants and nature in the backyard, is very satisfying. It is indeed a great get away , and a pleasant diversion from the stressful news and happenings around . It is amazing what a great difference, getting your hands dirty in the garden can do . Be it cleaning weeds ,controlling pests, nurturing plants , harvesting fresh vegetables and herbs , they all truly give a deep sense of fulfillment .Even spending some quiet time in the garden, surrounded with natural greenery can be healing .An unknown author has rightly said “Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden”.

Most gardeners would agree , the joy and satisfaction in seeing the plants grow at every stage is one of the many reasons to grow plants!
photo courtesy : pexels

Our place in North Carolina, thankfully has a good humid , subtropical climate .It has long growing season and mild winters for most part .The fair balance of heat , humidity and rain helps decent growth of vegetables, fruits ,herbs and flowers. We planted some saplings and seeds, a couple of months ago .It has been a true joy and very rewarding , seeing them grow at every stage.

Majority of the effort in the garden , was that of my husband . My high school kids and I were merely by-standers , occasionally helping with shoveling , but mostly in planting seeds and saplings, watering and harvesting. Gardening is a great activity with kids .It is a good way to get them out and keep boredom at bay. They can also see the effort and time it takes for a fruit or vegetable to grow , and hence be grateful and appreciative of it.

The photos are all mobile captures . Click on each photo to see the full resolution.Hope the green patch from our yard brightens up your day and inspires the gardener in you .

A beautiful quote
Quotes on gardening
A truly wise quote by Alfred Austin ; photo courtesy : pexels
This quote really sums up why gardening is so rewarding and give so much satisfaction ! photo courtesy : unsplash

“A piece of sky and a chunk of earth lie lodged in the heart of every human being.” – Thomas Moore

Have a great weekend!

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    July 17, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    All these vegetables garden looks so refreshing. 🍃🍀

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    July 17, 2020 at 7:50 pm


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      July 17, 2020 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you!

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      August 4, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      Wonderful garden!! I hope that I can grow many things too. Have a great week tending to it.

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        August 5, 2020 at 2:27 am

        Thank you so much! It’s a great hobby and very fulfilling. Good luck with it!

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    The Karavali Wok
    July 19, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Excellent Dear Nisha! Such a beautiful garden and loving all the fresh produce 💕💕💕

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    July 21, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Nisha, what an amazing garden you and your family have created! 🌺 Freshly grown veggies are impossible to beat if you ask my humble opinion. Your bell peppers have come along beautifully, and it looks like you’ve got plenty of cherry tomatoes too! Do you have a favorite?

    “Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden”. — Amen! What a true quote this is. Most of all, I’m grateful you have found it to be true during these crazy times we’re living in.

    Another wonderful post from you, Nisha. I’m glad you shared the ‘green patch from your yard.’ I hope many more people will decide to get back to basics and grow some of their own food. It’s very rewarding & relaxing. Love to you and yours, my friend. 🤗

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      July 22, 2020 at 12:20 am

      Thank you so much dear Holly for your kind words and support . It’s true fresh vegetables especially from the garden are so hard to beat. We did get plenty of tomatoes and bell peppers along with green beans and cucumbers .The tomatoes are so good especially with soups . As you say most of all gardening brings us back to basics and it sure is a great therapy. Once again Thanks for taking the time to read and comment truly appreciate it .Have a fabulous rest of the week!

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    August 4, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Love your garden! I hope to grow as much but our Texas weather tends to scorch plants easily. I’ll keep trying. I have some in the shade.

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      August 5, 2020 at 2:36 am

      Ah ! I see the Texas heat can be challenging.. my sister who lives there has a tough time gardening but has managed to grow some and harvest ! Thank you for the comments and stopping by.

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    Chitra Sundaram
    September 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Wow. Fresh ones. I love gardening. I have a small balcony garden in gulf

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      September 28, 2020 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you , wonderful to know you have a garden and enjoy as well!

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