Quotable Sunday - On Gardening

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view. ~H. Fred Dale (Thanks, Anne)

Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. ~Lou Erickson

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. ~Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 1871

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler

Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it. ~Author Unknown

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

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~Abram L. Urban

It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. ~James Douglas, Down Shoe Lane

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

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. ~Lindley Karstens, noproblemgarden.com

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~Author Unknown

Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. ~Douglas William Jerrold, about Australia, A Land of Plenty

Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart. ~Russell Page


Are you planning a garden this season? We've just begun getting our yard ready for Spring and have planned a vegetable garden. Last year we had some luck with our tomatoes, carrots, cukes, peppers and herbs but we're novices. This year we're moving the garden to a new location and plan to expand. Fingers crossed that we'll have a bountiful harvest.

Do you plant a garden? It's such a fun learning project for kids...and a great wey to get them to eat their veggies! Here's a post I wrote on composting if you are interested. We found composting to be a simple, easy way to add rich nutrients to the soil and great flavor to our tomatoes.

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sheila said...

i AM planning a garden this year! But this year it's gonna be bigger and better! Last year was my very first one EVER and I was amazed that things actually grew! AND grew so well that we ate the stuff! AND didn't get sick! lol.

Joshlin said...

I love to plant gardens. I love flower gardens and vegtable gardens. The only problem is that the land I live on doesn't like them much. I have tried EVERYTHING and they still don't grow in this ground. I am now planting in pots and buckets. My plants so ok in those. I still try every year though!

I hope you have a great year with your garden!!

Shana said...

We plant a garden every year. We always plant tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, squash, zucchini, peppers, bell peppers, corn, green beans, pumpkins, watermelon and cantaloupe. I can't wait. This year we are going to plant potatoes too.

LT said...

I just love that first quote!! Never though of it from the plant's point of view!
I don't have a garden now, but used to help my Mom when I was little. It is very rewarding to grown you own!

shopannies said...

love the one about gardening and senses so true the sense of smell, touch, sight and taste are all working in gardening weather

Vickie said...

The last two years we had a garden. The first year it was wonderful! Last year was terrible. I don't think anything came up:(

Sorry I haven't been around. I kind of lost my blogging mojo.

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