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"I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the... [Read More]
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"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me... [Read More]
“It was on the wings of seeds that Thoreau sailed home, where he found peace…" ~ Gary Nabham in Faith in a Seed (1993) about... [Read More]
"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness ... " — Gertrude Jekyll, "Wood and Garden," 1899Just as Gertrude Jekyll noted more... [Read More]
"The most important thing is the beginning, especially when dealing with anything young and tender." — Plato, "The Republic," c.a. 380 B.C.E. Several years ago, Jerry... [Read More]
"O, what pity is itThat he had not so trimm'd and dress'd his landAs we this garden!" — William Shakespeare, "Richard II," 1595The bard was a... [Read More]
Symbolizing eternal hope,the wreath goes 'round and 'round,And where it starts or endscannot be found.Woven of things that grow for lifeand hung for holiday delight,The... [Read More]
"Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than daffodils." — Cyril Connolly, "The Unquiet Grave," 1944In his book named... [Read More]
"Like a corner of the kingdom of heaven, the plant enthusiast's garden is a place where gardeners bring out their treasury of things new and... [Read More]
"We should all be able to say no to that offer of a hundredth hosta or cranesbill and concentrate, not on hoarding plants, but on... [Read More]
"Certain plants, like certain friends, you enjoy having for a visit, but do not care to see remain forever and a day." — Henry Sherman Adams,... [Read More]
"The best site for a rock garden is where it ought to. be." ~ Henry Sherman Adams, "Making a Rock Garden," 1912 In Sunday's column... [Read More]
"Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested." — African proverbGardening has provided me with lots of seasonal traditions,... [Read More]
"Come," said the leaves to the wind one day/"Come o'er the meadows and we will play./Put on your dresses scarlet and gold/For summer is gone... [Read More]
The morns are meeker than they were,The nuts are getting brown;The berry's cheek is plumper,The rose is out of town.The maple wears a gayer scarf,The... [Read More]
"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." — William Blake, "Proverbs of Hell," 1908 Despite its inauspicious title, William Blake's poem delivers an... [Read More]
"The beauteous pansies rise/In purple, gold, and blue/With tints of rainbow hue/Mocking the sunset skies." ~ Thomas John Ouseley, "The Angel of the Flowers" (c.... [Read More]
"Fetch me a dozen Crab-tree staves, and strong ones." – William Shakespeare, "King Henry VIII," Act V, scene 4 (1612) Crabapple wood is, indeed, a... [Read More]
"When roasted Crabs hiss in the bowl,Then nightly sings the staring owl."— William Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost," Act V, scene 2 (1594) This passage, from a... [Read More]
"Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books." ~ Alan Whitney Brown, writer and SNL comedian... [Read More]
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