Garden Magic


“They were full of mysteries and secrets,

like… like poems turned into landscapes.”


Jaclyn Dolamore



“Gardens are made of darkness and light entwined.”


F.T. McKinstry



“Entering a garden like Bomarzo

was like succumbing to a dream.

Every detail was intended

to produce a specific effect on the mind and body,

to excite and soothe the senses like a drug.

To awaken the unconscious self.”


Linda Lappin



“Gardens and chocolate

both have mystical qualities.”


Edward Flaherty



“Magic exists. Who can doubt it,

when there are rainbows and wildflowers,

the music of the wind

and the silence of the stars?

Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic.

It is such a simple

and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.”


Nora Roberts



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017



“The older a wizard grows, the more silent he becomes,

like a woody vine growing over time

to choke a garden path, deep

and full of moss and snakes,

running everywhere, impenetrable.”


F.T. McKinstry,

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

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