why gardeners love to share

by Sharon Santoni

Gardeners love to share, simple fact! There exists a universal love of flowers and gardens, and as a direct result I have noticed that gardeners are people who always love to share and learn from each other.

My own garden here is something that I enjoy everyday. I walk around the garden early in the morning, and last thing at night, and of course I’m often found pulling weeds or planting. But my enjoyment is greater when it is shared. This can be to the big wide world of instagram, or in the very intimate setting of coffee with a girlfriend, the pleasure is the same.

Up to the end of her life, the thing that my mother and I share the most was our love of gardens. Come rain or shine we could drive for miles to visit a garden known for its tulips, or roses or dahlias. More likely than not we’d come away with a few plants bought for ourselves, and whole lot of dreams and inspiration. I miss those moments with her so much.

So here today, for your weekend, is a bouquet from my garden. Picked before the arrival of a long promised storm, and put together on a table outside, then brought indoors. They will only last a few days, but that’s fine. The pleasure is in the growing, and then putting the bouquet together. 10 minutes of creativity that do a whole lot of good.

Today I am chatting with the amazing gardener Claus Dalby from Denmark. I’m honoured to join him and I have a long list of questions for him about his planting and maintenance , and I look forward to sharing our favourite tips and plants – because we are both gardeners, and that is what we do!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!


Ceew June 18, 2021 - 5:37 pm

Gorgeous. Well done!

Sherry Hawkins June 19, 2021 - 3:01 pm

This post is a gift to our souls after the last dismal year…..making time for gardening will help us all heal.
We are grateful.

susan June 18, 2021 - 5:38 pm

10 minutes of invaluable therapy. Here’s to the simple joys of life.Thank you for sharing.

robert June 18, 2021 - 11:07 pm

Magnifique!! Merci pour les fleurs!!

Ellen June 19, 2021 - 4:28 pm

Thank you for the gift!! Flowers do make the soul smile!

Vicky from Athens June 18, 2021 - 11:17 pm

Gorgeous! Thank you for the treat! Like you I walk around my garden early each morning, checking to see “who” is thriving and “who” needs some TLC. Yes, a little garden therapy is such a calm and inspirational way to begin the day.

Sandra George June 18, 2021 - 11:35 pm

It’s simply gorgeous!! I’d love to see you create a arrangement, as grand as this someday, step by step?!

Dorene June 18, 2021 - 11:59 pm

Gorgeous! Lifts my spirits!

Phyliss Brassey June 19, 2021 - 12:04 am

Your flowers are always so gorgeous they make my heart sing!

Deborah Polce June 19, 2021 - 1:26 am

Oh, that tiny bit of lavender/blue makes the whole arrangement sing! Thank you for sharing your world.
Lots of love, Deborah

Esther George June 19, 2021 - 1:59 am

Your bouquet is so beautiful and I can imagine their scent. I discovered Mr. Dalby on YouTube about a month ago and I find his garden is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing beauty. Have a lovely weekend, till next time Esther from Sydney

Mina Rad June 19, 2021 - 2:21 am

They are beautiful!

Sandra Hicke June 19, 2021 - 2:26 am

Lovely, Sharon. I love that you and your mom shared the love of gardens. My grandmother was a great flower gardener and so was my mom. I’m looking forward to doing a bouquet for Father’s Day on Sunday with my granddaughters

Dianne June 19, 2021 - 8:35 pm

So beautiful as all your arrangements are and they always remind me of our floral arranging class on the tour in 2018. That pop of coral is amazing!!

Susan June 21, 2021 - 8:52 pm

Exquisite!! I look forward to seeing your gardens and flower arrangements.

Mrs. Laura Susan Bamberg Gideon June 22, 2021 - 4:46 pm

Thank you so much sharing these pics! I’ve been sick with a terrible cold and other issues and have saved this so I could savor it on a particularly rough day. You made it much less so. Blessings on you and your beauteous garden!

Janet Lee June 23, 2021 - 6:22 am

My grandmother loved to garden. As children, my brothers and I were amused to watch her walk from flower to flower, looking at each one but now I find myself doing the same thing! Digging in the dirt and watching my garden grow is good for the soul.

Janet Lee June 23, 2021 - 6:24 am

I forgot to add how much I enjoy your lovely photos and stories. Thank you.

noreen June 28, 2021 - 7:10 pm

What a fabulous delight for all the senses, thank you!

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