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Post  mijejo on 12/29/2011, 3:10 pm

I thought it might be fun to start a thread on garden quotes. These can be thought-provoking, or just plain fun. Please give credit (when known).

As others have done with the games, I will compile them when enough accumulate, or when interest slows.

I plan to enscribe a few of these in stepping stones I will create for my own garden for this season. A half-dozen, or so, of such stones welcome one through the garden gate. As much as visitors enjoy their welcoming, I have found additional functions for them. They help weigh down any covers over the beds, they suffocate patches of weeds, they keep shoes clean because they rise above puddles (and mud), etc. I create these stones with quick-setting concrete, bits of tiles, glass, and other decorative items. I have a couple with hand and paw prints.

Anyway, here is a first quote to get us started:
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman military leader and author.

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Re: New Theme: Garden Quotes

Post  boffer on 12/29/2011, 3:18 pm

Frog parking – all others will be toad.



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Post  Guest on 12/29/2011, 3:53 pm

Plant carrots in January and you'll never have to eat carrots. ~Author Unknown

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Post  RoOsTeR on 12/29/2011, 4:22 pm

"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"-- Robin Williams

Great idea mijejo for a little theme play rock on

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Re: New Theme: Garden Quotes

Post  llama momma on 12/29/2011, 4:42 pm

Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy.
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Re: New Theme: Garden Quotes

Post  walshevak on 12/29/2011, 5:09 pm

Just check out my signature line. Don't know where I first heard it, but it stuck.



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Post  camprn on 12/29/2011, 5:23 pm

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.


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Post  plantoid on 12/29/2011, 6:12 pm

If music be the food of life , you ain't planted enough .


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Post  sfg4uKim on 12/29/2011, 6:47 pm

I'll just use my signature for my entry.

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Post  newstart on 12/29/2011, 6:49 pm

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death. ~Sam Llewelyn


Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees. ~Anne Raver

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown

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Re: New Theme: Garden Quotes

Post  mijejo on 12/29/2011, 6:54 pm

Here are two more of my favorites:
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.

The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow.

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Post  sherryeo on 12/29/2011, 7:13 pm

If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine,
plant a garden. quote by Robert Brault

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Post  WardinWake on 12/29/2011, 8:14 pm

Howdy Folks:

Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: - 'Oh, how beautiful! 'and sitting in the shade, While better men than we go out and start their working lives AT grubbing weeds from gravel-paths with broken dinner knives.

Rudyard Kipling, "The Glory of Gardens".



God Bless, Ward and Mary.

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Post  ashort on 12/29/2011, 8:25 pm

Life's a garden - dig it!
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Post  sherryeo on 12/29/2011, 8:33 pm

All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.
quote by Helen Hayes

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Post  camprn on 12/29/2011, 8:46 pm

I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error. - by Sara Stein

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Post  martha on 12/29/2011, 10:22 pm

@sfg4uKim wrote:I'll just use my signature for my entry.

And I love your signature.

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Post  Goosegirl on 12/29/2011, 10:40 pm

Might I have a bit of earth?

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Re: New Theme: Garden Quotes

Post  mijejo on 12/29/2011, 11:16 pm

These are all great! Please continue.

A few more . . .

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~Hanna Rion

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death. ~Sam Llewelyn

The garden is the poor man's apothecary. ~German Proverb

Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination. ~Mrs. C.W. Earle

Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. ~Linda Solegato

I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me. ~Robert Brault

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Post  sherryeo on 12/29/2011, 11:22 pm

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
Alfred Austin


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Post  janezee on 12/30/2011, 5:01 am

"Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden."
... Orson Scott Card

"A garden is never so good as it will be next year."
... Thomas Cooper

Sara Stein also said:
"A weed is a plant that is not only in the wrong place, but intends to stay."

"We have descended into the garden and caught three hundred slugs.
How I love the mixture of the beautiful and the squalid in gardening.
It makes it so lifelike."
...Evelyn Underhill, Letters


"After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual "food" out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps."
...Miss Piggy

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Post  WardinWake on 12/30/2011, 9:49 am

From my Signature:

Square Foot Gardening. Taking out what you don't like about gardening - leaving in what you do.

Ward.

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Post  Mamachibi on 12/30/2011, 10:18 am

I think it's one of the most important battles for consumers to fight: the right to know what's in their food, and how it was grown. --Joel Salatin (From Food, Inc.)

If you want government food, go to the supermarket and buy government food. But for those who want to have a relationship with their food, and the accountability that inherently comes with voluntarily and informatively opting out of the supermarket to go ask around, smell around, sniff around, look around and opt out of the government food system, they ought to have that right. --Joel Salatin

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. --May Sarton

Hold my calls, I'm going to the garden. --Mamachibi

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Post  sherryeo on 12/30/2011, 12:32 pm

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
David Hobson

Very Happy I hope no one's posted that one. There are so many now, it's hard to check to see.

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Post  mijejo on 12/30/2011, 1:14 pm

sheryeo, I think you are the first. However, it is okay if we get duplicates.

Just keep posting. They have all been great! Thanks to every one who has contributed.

I know there is one out there about how a garden teaches one patience. I do not remember the exact words. Let's hope someone knows it!

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