June 30, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Muse Day

What do you sing when you garden? I guess it depends on the songs you grew up with, at least it was for me. Growing up in the sunny south we'd garden to such songs as " In Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home ", " Walking in High Cotton, " "Papa Won't Sell the Farm " and the " Green , Green Grass of Home ", to name a few.

I ran across an interesting site today titled Garden Humour website whose author, garden writer David Hobson of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada ran a contest titled Songs and Music to Garden By. He received an incredible response. I never realized there were so many songs about gardening and nature.

Many of the songs are familiar to most of us :

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Tiptoe Through the Tulips
Home Grown Tomatoes
Green Grow the Lilacs
Roses are Red, my Love
I'm a Lonely Little Petunia in the Onion Patch
I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover
The Yellow Rose of Texas
Strawberry Fields

These are but a few of the huge response he received. Visit his website for the complete list and many more amusing stories and jokes.

In the meantime, here's one of my all-time favorite singers with the Garden Song :


  1. Hi Carolyn - I'm still humming the songs we had to learn for our Big Sing fundraiser last Saturday.

    Owing to the heat over here at the moment, my musing today's more dreamlike...

  2. Hi Carolyn Gail, that WAS a sweet number, and usually hate sweet numbers as well, but this one was charming. Flowers and fruits singing win one's heart every time.

    I have posted a poem today, my first time joining in your wonderful muse day, too. Thanks for sponsoring it.


  3. Carolyn gail - Inch by inch is one of my very favorite garden songs. Thank you. My GBMD post is up, too.

  4. Brilliant, Carolyn, that made my day.

  5. It's been a while since I heard that John Denver song - loved the singing flowers :) Will be visit the garden humour website soon. My post is also up now.

  6. This is a sweet post and thoughtful fun exercise! Thanks for sharing. I will go visit.

  7. Oh, I miss John Denver. Your post was so nice and playful. My Muse Day post is up. For some reason unknown to me, I wasn't able to get into the comment section of your blog last night.

  8. This IS the perfect garden song, Carolyn Gail! This video brought back so many memories--I always loved John Denver, though I'm sure I didn't appreciate the sentiments of this song when I heard it back in the 70's. And I remember, too, always looking forward to the Muppet Show coming on; it was one show my boys and I could all enjoy.

    I feel bad I didn't participate this month: I also participate occasionally in a book review group whose posting fell on the same day this month, and I wanted to post a review of The Garden of Invention, the book we got at Spring Fling. I will be back with a Muse Day post next month!

  9. Hi,
    Thanks for the sweet reminder of John Denver. He is so missed.

  10. Thank you all for joining GBMD. I'll be over to read your selections.

    Visit our friend Nancy at Soliloquy ( http://www.tinyurl.com/lhrdr5 ) whose has posted as well but wasn't able to leave a comment.

  11. Carolyn, What a great Muse Day post. It would be hard to visualize a world without song. The name "John Denver" conjurs a sweet memory of many happy moments.

  12. Carolyn, I'm late, I'm late for a very important date! I love your Muse Day and now I've finally posted. I'm sorry this is tardy, but I hope you enjoy it. :-)


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