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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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Tell me what kind of poppy? It is a beautiful color!


This is a mystery poppy. I got it in the Plant Swap with my sister and we don't know the variety. It brightens into a vivid fuscia color as the bud comes into full bloom. They are stunning. There are 3-4 more young buds on this one stem.


Are you sure that is a poppy? It looks like it could possibly be Rose Campion. Is the foliage a grayish blue?


Connie, it looks like you've solved the poppy mystery. I looked up some photos of Rose Campion, and this definitely looks like it. I will tell my sister since I got it from her in the Plant Swap. She will be thrilled to know what it is. A friend had given it to her, so a mis-identification could have gone back a few "generations" of gardeners. Many thanks!


oh, that makes sense, I've seen campion before, never that color, though. It is lovely!

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