Stephen Lacey

A Quote by Stephen Lacey on anticipation, emotion, feeling, hunger, time, and understanding

Scent is the most potent and bewitching substance in the gardener's repertory and yet it is the most neglected and least understood. The faintest waft is sometimes enough to induce feelings of hunger or anticipation, or to transport you back through time and space to a long-forgotten moment in your childhood. It can overwhelm you in an instant or simply tease you, creeping into your consciousness slowly and evaporating almost the moment it it detected. Each fragrance, whether sweet or spicy, light or heavy, comes upon you in its own way and evokes its own emotional response.

Stephen Lacey

Source: Scent in Your Garden, 1991

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Stephen Lacey on creation, delay, direction, emotion, garden, senses, and understanding

Of all the ingredients we employ in the creation of a garden, scent is probably the most potent and the least understood. Its effects can be either direct and immediate, drowning our senses in a surge of sugary vapor, or they can be subtle and delayed, slowly wafting into our consciousness, stirring our emotions and coloring our thoughts.

Stephen Lacey

Source: Scent in Your Garden, 1991

Contributed by: Zaady

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