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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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I've never grown a Liriope but always admired them. Happy GTS


I like the poem and the plant which I have never heard of. Sara from farmingfriends

Chris and Laurie

I have never seen or heard of this plant. The spikes on yours remind me of lavender. Thanks for stopping by our Blog.


Beautiful liriope! Ours has bloom spikes for the first time *ever* and it's been in that bed for a good five years. I'm so excited! I also see I will need to control it better. LOL


Those are some pretty flowers. Happy GTS!


Great quote, I had not heard that one before!


I love posts that have sayings or poems added. Beautiful lirirope.
BTW--I took that gardening style test and I'm a bit peaved to admit I was a "D" type by a narrow majority. I almost fell into the tie category, which would mean I have no style. Don't know which is worse! It was fun.


My liriope has blooms, too! It's the first it's ever bloomed. But that's okay, I love the foliage and growth form.


Thanks for visiting, everyone. Hope you had a great GTS!

I don't know what to call the spikes on the liriope - flowers or buds. They don't have petals, but lavender berry-like things on the stems. Whatever - they're pretty! Berries will come next....

Aiayana - I know from your blog that you've got style, no doubt about that!


I like the passage that you've chosen.
The picture of the liriope is nice.
It is another plant that is on my list to aquire.


Chigiy -- It is an extremely easy plant to grow. I literally never water mine and it remains a lush green throughout the summer.

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