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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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Beautiful photo - thanks


You carn't beat a sunflower to put a smile on your face...


Wow, that's about the most perfect, cheery bloom I've seen in a sunflower!


Great photo and another nice quote. I always love reading your quotes--they are so well chosen to complement the photos.

A. Muse

Sunflowers are such cheerful plants! And Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of my favourite philosophers. A winning combination.


Great photo and quote. Happy GTS.


Hi Beth,
Sunflowers are my favourite. They are so cheery. I love your picture. How tall is it?
Where do you find all the quotes and poems about flowers?
Sara from farmingfriends


Thanks for visiting and commenting, everyone. I hope you had a great GTS!

Sara, about a foot tall -- a petite sunflower! I come across quotes in various places and save them in "sticky notes" on my Google desktop. Sometimes I search a poetry book or online. I always have my eyes and ears open!

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