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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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What a nice collection of acorns you have from a true Pin Oak. I have been getting acorns for about 4 years now from my Scarlet Oak. It is now Mature enough.


Your pic are very inspiring, especially the before/after ones: I'm in the before phase, and sometimes I doubt this will lead somewhere. :-)
You're the proof it will.


Hi Curtis -- Did you plant your scarlet oak? Mine was clearly around a long time already when I moved in 9 years ago. It's the tallest tree on the block.

Welcome, Vero! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I also have many areas in the "before phase." I think that's a common state for all gardeners, because the seasoned gardeners add new areas or change things around. In a way, the "before phase" is more exciting because of the expectation of what is to come....

Iowa Gardening Woman

Nice pics, my dogs eat acorns all the time, at first I tried to make them stop, after a while I gave up, not sure why they eat them, maybe they some squirrel in their genes :).


LOL Kitties love to investigate everything, don't they?


Hi Felicia! This one does, anyway. Not a thing enters the house that she doesn't personally inspect and "approve."

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