The Transplanted Gardener

...thoughts from an American in Sussex

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Capturing the Essence of a Moment in Time

A garden visitor once said to me that the flower beds at Saffrons reminded her of the John Singer Sargent painting, “Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose”. The painting is of two little girls dressed in white, lighting Chinese lanterns in a magical garden as night falls around them. Tall white lilies seem to swirl above their heads, while a profusion of pink roses and and dark carnations, surround their shoulders and feet...