Hibiscus time

Gardeners, like everyone else, live second by second and minute by minute. What we see at one particular moment is then and there before us. But there is a second way of seeing. Seeing with the eye of memory, not the eye of our anatomy, calls up days and seasons past and years gone by.

~ Allen Lacy, The Gardener’s Eye, 1992

There ought to be gardens for all months in the year,
in which, severally, things of beauty may be then in season.

~ Sir Francis Bacon

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