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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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Bev

Beth, you have a wonderful taste for houseplants and adding them to your decor. They are all interesting, and I enjoyed the tour and your "collections." I have never seen a stevia plant. I buy it powdered to use in place of sugar, so imagine it would go nicely in a fruit salad. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. I love your "taste."

Rosengeranium

Stevia is sweet. I tried it at "Botan sk├Ârdar" (ie. Botanical Garden Harvest) here in Uppsala a few years ago. You just nip a small piece and put it into your mouth and the sweet taste will fill up in much the same way as aspartam does. I'm glad to see a photo of it here, because that means it can be grown in pots in ordinary homes, not just by proffesionals. I'm about to order some seed in my next batch from Impecta (swedish mail order seed company).

And my, you do have some cool indoor plants!

Beth

Thanks so much, Bev and Rosengeranium, for visiting and commenting. That's great information about the stevia. I'll have to try it as a sweetener. I did add some to iced tea before I had my mint, and it didn't taste that great!

I'm hoping to add to my houseplant collection in the "off-season" when there isn't as much gardening activity going on outside.

Indoor Garden

I just imagine how cool the ambiance this plants give inside the house. The bamboo by the window is definitely cool. This is such a great idea and art.

Kris

Terri

The mudroom is so very charming!! I love my plants as well...(the photos you took were very nicely composed.) Please feel free to write to me,always looking for new gardening friends to learn from!!!victorianlady@giantcomm.net

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