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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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Don't you just love it when "found" stuff comes together? It's way better than having to go out and purchase pots for those plants. Also, they already have a history! This is my first visit to your blog, I think. I will have fun reading through all your previous posts. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful, blessed GTS. Chris


those are fabulous! do i truly not have to drill holes into things to plant them? this is music to my ears...


These containers are just so cute! I especially love the tea pot. I haven't "done" much whimsy in my garden, but I'd like to add some. This is great inspiration.


Hi, came by from Garden Voices. Nice grouping...I love the old bench! I have a similar collection of red & white enamelware. I had flowers planted in them last year, but they dried out too fast in the small containers. This year I got the inspiration to plant sedums in them. Will post a photo when they grow on a bit!


Thanks for stopping by and commenting, everyone!

GardenMomma - You're right, it is nice to use things with history attached. Some of these were my grandmother's and at least one was in my immediate family. The others I picked up at antique/collectible places to build the collection.

bright - Well, you really are supposed to provide drainage, but I just couldn't bring myself to put holes in these heirlooms and antiques!

Colleen - Thanks! I always enjoy whimsy and ornaments in the gardens I visit, so I'm working on adding some to my own.

Connie - Thank you for correcting my terminology - it's enamelware! As I read the post back, "tinware" didn't seem right. If you think of it, email me or comment again here with the link when you post your photo - I'd love to see it and I'm sure the other commenters would too.

Crafty Gardener

I love garden whimsy ... my motto has become it it holds dirt, I can plant in it. I love your collection of tinware and herbs.

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