Summer Gardens 
Spring was late this year, so was my May newsletter.
Where do spring and summer meet? In the garden!
"Meet" May and June 2014 in the Gardens newsletter
Garden Collage
Some quotes about gardens to start with:

"Coffee. Garden. Coffee. Does a good morning need anything else?" ~Betsy Cañas Garmon
"In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death." ~Sam Llewelyn
"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses." ~Hanna Rion
"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides." ~W.E. Johns
Spring-inspired Summer Dress
Our Roof Garden is beautiful in June. It still has this fresh delight of spring, and summer colors are flourishing. One of the best places to knit too.
This spring-inspired summer crochet dress is made of cotton. I started it on March Break in Florida Palm Beach Gardens and finished in Toronto. 
"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves." ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Click on image to go to June Garden Knits
Newsletter (2012)

Jardín y Mariposas
What's a garden without butterflies!
My last June, 2013, series of cards made in Chile was called Mapas y Mariposas.
Click on image to see more cards.
"A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself." ~May Sarton
Summer Garden
Bottle Cozy
Grapes are great! That's why I put them on my wine bottle cozy. And since it's a summer wrap for a
wine, I knitted it in cotton.
"The garden is the poor man's apothecary." ~German
Click on image to go to Artisaknity Summer Gifts and see more pictures of my festive
wine cozy
Blooming Purse
My Blooming purse didn't get enough credit in any of the newsletters. I guess now it's a nice addition to the spring-summer garden theme.
I made it five years ago using the pattern from the Crochet Today magazine (click on image for the link).
"Gardens always mean something else, man absolutely uses one thing to say another." ~Robert Harbison, Eccentric Spaces, 1977
"Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. Sigmund Freud
Summer Signature
And finally, a quote from 
The Signature of All Things
(so far my favourite book this year)
by Elizabeth Gilbert,
the author of  Eat.Pray.Love
“Beauty is not required.
Beauty is accuracy's distraction.” 

I am not a garderner, but I like gardens. Who doesn't?
Bloom where you are planted. ~Author Unknown
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