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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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Hee hee! Be careful with that rudbeckia. There's a reason that you see it everywhere. It spreads like mad! But it's also a great plant for all those places where nothing else will grow. Just a friendly warning.


I hear you Oldroses, and thanks for the warning! Because I'm trying to fill in a lot of empty spaces on a modest budget and I'm going for an overflowing look, I'm in a mode that welcomes things that will grow quickly. I read a great quote in Cottage Living magazine last night: "I'd rather dig something out than beg it to grow" (Jon Carloftis). Of course, in a couple years when I'm fighting back the aggressors I may well be singing a different tune, but for now I'll be happy if/when things really take off. :)


Things are looking so pretty in your garden.


Bargains indeed, how fun! I wasn't much of a marigold fan until I started growing 'Frances Hoffman's Choice, a tall cottage-y type marigold. I hope to do a post on it soon.
Love the look of the marigolds in the clear bowls!

Barney Moran


I used Lijit's 'find an expert' and picked your blog with this wonderful picture as one of our 5 Blogs for today's "Blog Day."

here is the link:

Thank you for your site,

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Thanks, Felicia!

I'll have to keep my eye out for Frances Hoffman's Choice, Connie.... I actually have six of those little pumpkin-shaped vases -- just couldn't fit them all in the picture. I got them at a flea market and I use them a lot!

Hey, Barney -- thanks so much for picking Morning Glories for your Blog Day post!

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