I love a good quote. Who doesn't? It works on a couple of levels. Of course it is the message. Whether life affirming or personal, a well chosen saying bears looking at on a daily basis. Then there is the design element. We spend so much time looking at letters through the day, in emails, texts, books, work and so on, that we forget how decorative it can be. Back in the day, skilled artisans would create beautiful titles for book covers and pages. We marvel at them in museums now and are thrilled if we find something at an antiques fair with beautiful text. Now, decorative text is firmly in the public domain. The combination of the message and the look makes for great design in the home. We have been creating quotes stencils for years and their popularity never wanes. We have a service called "In Your Own Words" where we can make up your desired quote in a selected style and size. But did you know as also have a range of Proverbs & Quotations stencils ready made? We have just added a few new ones and this gardening themed stencil, LD20, is one of them. the quote is by Dorothy Frances Gurney from her poem, "God's Garden". As a person who loves being in her garden, I think this is particularly appropriate. Stencilling outdoors is a great idea because it will be there all year round. So when the garden is looking muddy and dormant in the winter, you can still have something nice to look at. Make sure any stone surface is clean from flaking material, dirt and moss and is completely dry and clean when you stencil. You can use masonry paint or even acrylic paint.