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Seeds of Wisdom

  • "It is always exciting to open the door and go out into the garden for the first time on any day." Marion Cran
  • "When in the fresh mornings I go into my garden before anyone is awake, I go for the time being into perfect happiness." Celia Thaxter
  • "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Cicero
  • "He who owns a garden, However small it be, Whose hands have planted in it Flower or bush or tree; He who watches patiently The growth from nurtured sod, Who thrills at newly opened bloom Is very close to God." Katherine Edelman
  • "Like a big mountain, a small garden stimulates, restores, and delights us, just as it poses challenges, promotes mastery, provides exercise and relieves monotony." Winifred Gallagher
  • "Though an old man I am but a young gardener." Thomas Jefferson
  • "A garden is never so good as it will be next year." Thomas Cooper
  • "Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas." Eizabeth Murray
  • "God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done." Author Unknown


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Wicked Gardener

Funny you posted this. For the 4th I needed flowers for my table but spent all of my money on liquor. What to do? I set out green sweet potato vine and pink coleus I had rooting in my windowsill and it looked great! No flowers necessary!


Nice post. You have a good eye for arrangements. The nice thing about hydrangeas is that they look great no matter what you put them in. :-)


It's so true, WG, that foliage can look great on its own. I saw a neat idea in a magazine -- cut even lengths of plain ornamental grass, put a handful in a simple glass cup or vase, and twist it. It's hard to explain without a picture, but it was quite simple yet very cool.

I agree, Connie -- you just can't go wrong with hydrangeas!

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