a home from a book

A home from a book – “The Secret Garden”

“A  home from a book” –  a new category of my blog. Here I would like to share with you my favorite quotes about home from the books I like. I will start with a very famous book called “The secret garden”. A classic of English children’s literature published in 1911.


Recently I was looking through this novel again and realized that nowadays there is a garden which reminds me of this book and I know its owner. Svetlana Karner is a photographer behind ingwervanille and co creator of My Provence Story. Almost every day she shares with us many beautiful pictures of her life in Provence. Her inspiring posts are filled with magic and that is probably why these quotes suit her and her “secret” garden so much.


“Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,” he said wisely one day, “but people don’t know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.”

“Where you tend a rose, my lad, A thistle cannot grow.”


“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”


“The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name, and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place.”


“However many years she lived, Mary always felt that ‘she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow.”

7 “And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.”



“Everything is made out of Magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us.”


Quotes – “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Photography – Svetlana Karner for ingwervanille and myprovencestory

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