SFH Favorite Collected Quotes – Anais Nin


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Anaïs Nin

I know this quote is more about our own personal risks than about a garden, but as June draws to a close, it is the garden that I am thankful for as it takes hold and grows. The garden is a lovely metaphor for our own lives; were better place to learn patience. Returning to my Monday favorite quotation posts, I have added a few garden photos to remind us all to blossom.


About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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4 Responses to SFH Favorite Collected Quotes – Anais Nin

  1. pbmgarden says:

    That’s a great quote. Do you know the name of your clematis? I’m looking for one that will bloom other than just spring.

  2. dino0726 says:

    I see you have a green thumb. Lovely pics! Thanks. 🙂
    @dino0726 from 
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  3. noelleg44 says:

    Your garden is gorgeous. Gene has been planting knockout roses and watering like mad.

    • They love water and will reward you with blooms. The longer they are established, like other plants, need less water. It is a great plant that if happy, gets big. I intend to get more in the ground in early fall. Gene will be rewarded for his hard work for sure.

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