“Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.” Alfred Austin
A rose garden shall have my vote. I encourage you to do the same based on these self-evident truths from the beautiful book written by Alfred Austin called The Garden That I Love 1894. Imagine a campaign based on truth, strength of character, real deeds and finally through divine inspiration guiding our choice.
“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body but the soul.”
“There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.”
“Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.”
“I believe I have said somewhere that among all the princely personages of the garden, the Rose, the Rose is queen.”
“At this moment the world seems one vast rose garden.”
Your rose garden will continually renew your spirit. The effort you put into your garden will pay you and loved ones back in dividends you can only imagine. Your garden will produce a vibrant abundance of joy no matter the state of the economy. The contribution you make by tending to a rose garden improves your spirit while beautifying your neighborhood and community. A rose garden is a gathering place for friends and family.
And finally “I look upon the pleasure we take in a garden as one of the most innocent delights in human life.” Cicero
Change your world, vote for a rose garden.