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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 lovely photograph bursting with pretty blooms. Sara from farmingfriends

Wicked Gardener

Just saying hello! I'm enjoying your site - as usual. Happy Green Thumb Sunday!!!


Thanks, Sara! Hope you had a great day yesterday.

Hi WG! Did you happen to see my portulaca post? Your praise of portulacas helped convince me to give those a try as replacements for the lobelia in my rose garden. Thanks! Hope life and gardening are going well for you.


What a beautiful picture of hissop.
Where is Longwood gardens?


Hey, is that centranthus? How pretty it looks growing en mass. I have a couple of clumps of centranthus alba (friends have warned me that it will spread like wildfire).


Hi Chigiy! Longwood Gardens is a magnificent horticultural showplace in Chester County, PA. I have other posts with various links and photos (you can check the "other gardens" category if you're interested). Or you can visit their website at

Thanks for visiting, Nikki. Welcome! The plant is Mexican Giant Hyssop at Longwood Gardens. I don't think it's related to centranthus, but I could be wrong!

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