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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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Things are slowing down. I am a bit sluggish myself. My plans are to redo the raised beds. I just waiting for all the grass and tender vegetation to get bitten back first.

No leaves turning here. I have a feeling that they will just drop


Eek! Gotta love mother nature :)


I have to admit, I am enjoying the break from the garden...what with the hot summer we had and the endless watering. No frost for us yet, so enjoying the late blooming flowers. I will be catching up on some scrap-booking for the next few months, then come January it will be time for reading garden books & catalogs and winter sowing....and the cycle begins again. Happy Autumn to you, Beth!


I'm feeling quite in-between took a holiday from work and I'm watching it rain day 3 I was planning on doing Fall clean-up maybe tomorrow I'll be wearing rain gear to clean out ponds & fountains guess it could be worse in could be a snowstorm


What lovely markings on this slug. I wonder whether it has a special name?!
Sara from farmingfriends


That is one big slug ... I'm glad that you didn't step and then skid across the garden on it!

Diana Kirby

I'm sharing your feelings -- I'm a bit ambivalent about gardening today. We went from 90 last week to low 50s here in Austin Texas and the plants are getting tired of a double summer. So when today's norther blew in with almost an inch of rain, I was relieved to be inside and free of garden least for the day! Mid 70s again tomorrow...


Looks like a smaller version of the banana slugs we used to see in Seattle only they were about 7-8" long! Yuck.


Hi Everyone -- Thanks for stopping by! It's good to know I'm not the only one feeling a bit sluggish in the garden.


It's sure is a beautiful slug, but how he feels, nobody knows ! But i understand your feelings... :D

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