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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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Hi Beth! Isn't it nice to have some late season bloomers like your lovely pink cosmos?


Hi Beth,
I love Cosmos. This year I put out seeds of white ones which a garden friend gave to me. I am hoping they will multiply by themselves next season. Otherwise, I will have to order some more. Have a nice weekend, Andrea


I love cosmos, especially the hot pink ones. I had hundreds of them growing everywhere here. Hubby didn't like them because they spread so much and so we weeded them out. I would like to have them again. I now have a spot to try them where they won't take over the gardens.

Enjoyed my visit.


Hi there...I planted Cosmos seeds several weeks ago and now they are several inches tall. I am so excited to see the flowers. Go Cosmos!! Your flower is beautiful!


Beautiful :)


Hi Everyone -- The bright pink cosmos were a bit of a surprise, and quite a nice one! And I actually got one more rose bloom after I published the "last rose of summer" -- I was sure that was the last one! Now the salmon mum is coming into bloom to add a bit more spark to the garden.

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