Hi everyone,

Happy Spring! Oh how I love the flowers, the smell of dirt and the singing birds. Just when you think you can't take another gloomy day, it changes. God is such a genius!!
While at our spring show, a beautiful woman that I love, Liz Brown, gifted me this amazing book about an "inspiring", magical woman and her garden. This was the perfect gift for me, as I love old people, old souls, and of course gardens. I hope to have a garden with the many fruit trees and Peonies (my favorite flower) like Tasha's someday -- I'd better get busy! If you don't have this book, treat yourself to a much needed present and retreat from the madness. I've also included a video of Tasha's garden that I found on Youtube (I've edited it a bit). Enjoy and let all your troubles melt away as you escape to Tasha's beautiful, fairy filled garden I call Heaven!
Love to all of you,
P.S. --- "Thank you" Liz.

P.P.S ----"Thank you" to the many generous friends who so lovingly brought me beautiful, heartfelt gifts to the show. What a blessing all of you are to me.....

" Awake, thou wintry Earth - Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth your ancient gladness!"
- Thomas Blackburn
"Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the Sun when it is hidden, the Spring when it is gone."
- Roy R. Gilson


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I absolutely loved all Tasha did and have several of her books, including this one. My love for corgi's came from reading about them through her. She was such a talented woman as are you! I'm doing an entire post dedicated to you tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Hi Robin. Liz is my best Friend, and has told me about you endless times. I expect your Garden will rival Tasha's, as the talent God blessed you with oozes into every beautiful thing you do. Happy Spring, and God bless you and yours. ♥ Helen

Anonymous said...

Hey Robin, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and the lovely Tasha Tudor video. Thank you also for your lovely art. I wear a part of you everyday! Love and happy spring, Jennifer Leigh.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Tasha Tudor has inspired so many of us old fashioned gals. I can totally see you loving her work.

Hope all is well and you're "recovering" from all the wonder of Marburger.

Blessings... Polly

Pam Aries said...

I just want to say ..you are a beautiful, old soul...I know it. From the first time I ever discovered you, I realized you embodied the true spirit of Nature and the absolute loveliness of the past. Your videos are in themselves ..a garden.!!!! You live a true life.

CarLe Etc. said...

I also have loved Tasha Tudor for many years,and also have many of her books,but not this one,(but I will).I loved the video,thanks so much for sharing,Robin...I would say she is pure of heart,a beautiful soul, as are you...Robin of Magnolia Pearl...
many Blessings

Kathryn said...

I finally decided that it is about time that I contact you to tell you how much your beautiful and inspiring web site, blog, book, home, creations, and LIFE means to me.

I recently lost my entire family to cancer over a three year period.
I retired from a 25 year teaching career to care for all of them, but to no avail. I have been completely and utterly devastated by this loss....beyond what I can put down in words. I have simply lost everything.

In the early days of dealing with all this, the only real peace I found for myself was to crawl to the computer and go on to your website and get lost in the beautiful images for hours at a time. Life simply swept by me.

Now that I am better able to fend for myself, I want to tell you how much your words, ideas, insights, and artistic genius means to me.
You offer all of us mere mortals a glimpse of what heaven surely must look like.

God bless you for being an angel on this earth for us. Your grace and skill are greatly appreciated.

Pearl said...

Dearest Kathryn,
I don't know if you will come back to the blog posts to read this ---
What a beautiful, beautiful post. I am so sorry about the loss of your precious family - I can't imagine the pain.Some things in this life are unexplainable even when I talk to God... If you get this, please send me your email address so I can email you directly. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope to talk to you someday. We are all here for a fleeting moment, so we must love as much as we can.
My LOVE to you,

Kathryn said...

Hello, beautiful spirit!

I am so touched that you have taken the time from your busy life to respond to my message of April 13. Thank you so much for your kindness!

My e-mail address is

I would be absolutely delighted to talk with you!!!!!

I do so look forward to hearing from you. I have your gorgeous book, (what a comfort it has been)and am looking at your picture as I type this. What an inspiration you are on so many levels! God bless,

Kathryn Moore
St. Louis, MO

rurumom said...

Thank you for sharing. Loved being transported to that beautiful garden.

Anne Prunet said...


I first saw Tasha Tudor some years ago on a French TV program. I really loved it. And I could not find any document about this wonderful lady.
I am so glad to discover this post on your blog!And to be able to see Tasha again and again. When I watched this document she was far after 90 years old. Do you know if she is still alive?
I remember her saying that she is really curious about Death so to at last know what is after this life on earth...Amazing ans wiwe Lady!

Anne Prunet said...

Sorry, I wanted to write "amazing and wise Lady!"

Annie said...

I was reading your blog when my son called and asked what I wanted for my birthday...well I now have this fantastic Tasha book, which arrived on my birthday last week. Thanks for sharing her.