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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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hmm, philodendrons? African violets? maybe not enough light for them, either. I love the containers, though, they are perfect for your spot.


I also have had this problem growing herbs indoors, and yet I read often that this is the thing to do. Same problem as you have had. I've just put it down to now enough sunlight, especially for the rosemary. I like your idea of houseplants and I'm sure there must be something that would look nice in those lovely pots. Guess I would just go to a nursery and see what I could find. Good luck, and let us know when you come up with a solution.


The ironic thing is that the other window in the kitchen has an eastern exposure that gets great morning sun. I'm sure the herbs would grow well there, but this other spot is where I NEED them from a design standpoint. Basically, I'm trying to defy the laws of nature to suit my own decorating needs!


hi Beth, I found you again. I love those planters - especially the colors. I am going to add you to my blog list now, so I won't loose you again. We've got lots of house plants. They survive best in the livingroom because I remember to water them there. :-) Have nice weekend! Andrea


Thanks, Andrea! Great to have you here.


hi Beth where can i buy planters like that green yellow and red email me thank you

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