"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden." ~Thomas Jefferson
As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children. ~John Adams
"Though an old man, I am but a young gardener."~Thomas Jefferson
"Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God."
I love old-fashioned gardens, particularly those with herbs. I grow many heirloom flowers and herbs, even included a lovely garden in my Colonial American historical romance novel set during the American Revolution, Enemy of the King.
Herbs and old-time flowers are in all my stories, more or less, but back to the plants. (Image from our garden. Photo by daughter Elise, as are all others taken of our garden from last year before the big wind tore through and knocked everything down. I'll have to discover whether any of these heirloom apricot hollyhocks survived later this spring.)