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Jun 9, 2020 4:34 PM CST
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I thought it would be nice to start a thread of our favourite garden/gardening quotes. What are some of yours?

Here is one of mine. Smiling

Life begins the day you start a garden.

~ Chinese Proverb
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Jun 9, 2020 4:49 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
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To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.

Where flowers bloom so does hope.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Jun 9, 2020 4:54 PM CST
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Hurray!


I like gardening. It's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.

~Alice Sebold
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Jun 9, 2020 5:50 PM CST
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A long, long time favourite poem of mine.....

God's Garden

THE Lord God planted a garden
In the first white days of the world,
And He set there an angel warden
In a garment of light enfurled.

So near to the peace of Heaven,
That the hawk might nest with the wren,
For there in the cool of the even
God walked with the first of men.

And I dream that these garden-closes
With their shade and their sun-flecked sod
And their lilies and bowers of roses,
Were laid by the hand of God.

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,--
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.

For He broke it for us in a garden
Under the olive-trees
Where the angel of strength was the warden
And the soul of the world found ease.

~Dorothy Frances Gurney
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Jun 9, 2020 6:31 PM CST
Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
Birds Bluebonnets Butterflies Hummingbirder Irises Lilies
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Texas Deer
My garden is my greatest masterpiece. by Claude Monet.
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Jun 9, 2020 6:49 PM CST
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True in more ways than one, Peggy8b. Smiling
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Jun 9, 2020 10:00 PM CST

I agree
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Jun 10, 2020 10:47 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Heucheras Keeps Horses Hostas Houseplants Hummingbirder
Hydrangeas Keeper of Koi Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Pacific Northwest Ponds
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. -Abraham Lincoln

On Saturday afternoons when all the things are done in the house and there's no real work to be done, I play Bach and Chopin and turn it up real loud and get a good bottle of chardonnay and sit out on my deck and look out at the garden. –Maya Angelou
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Jun 11, 2020 8:12 AM CST
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It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.

~ Shannon L. Alder
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Jun 11, 2020 8:58 AM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Bee Lover Bookworm Cat Lover Composter Container Gardener Herbs
Region: New Mexico Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers
"Give a woman some flowers, please her for a day. Teach her to grow flowers, please her for a lifetime."
--Bizarro cartoon that has been on my refrigerator since 2005


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For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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Jun 11, 2020 9:34 AM CST
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^^^ Yes! Big Grin
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Jun 11, 2020 9:36 AM CST
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"It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in 'em," said Captain Jim. "When I ponder on them seeds I don't find it nowise hard to believe that we've got souls that'll live in other worlds. You couldn't hardly believe there was life in them tiny things, some no bigger than grains of dust, let alone colour and scent, if you hadn't seen the miracle, could you?"

~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Jun 11, 2020 9:40 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Heucheras Keeps Horses Hostas Houseplants Hummingbirder
Hydrangeas Keeper of Koi Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Pacific Northwest Ponds
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Jun 11, 2020 10:19 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Region: Ukraine Tender Perennials Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Tomato Heads Hostas Tropicals Annuals Foliage Fan Aroids
There are no happier folks than plant lovers and none more generous than those who garden.

Ernest "Chinese" Wilson
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Jun 12, 2020 7:34 AM CST
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"If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. 'Green fingers' are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart."

~ Russell Page, The Education of a Gardener
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Jun 12, 2020 1:04 PM CST
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"Tree planting is always a utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn't necessarily expect to witness."

~ Micheal Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Jun 13, 2020 12:52 PM CST
Name: Sally O'Neil
San Diego, CA (Zone 10a)
What grows in a garden so lovely and rare; roses and dahlias and people grow there.
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Jun 13, 2020 1:26 PM CST
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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

~ Cicero
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts
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Jun 13, 2020 9:50 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Heucheras Keeps Horses Hostas Houseplants Hummingbirder
Hydrangeas Keeper of Koi Lilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Pacific Northwest Ponds
"I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. " Robert Bridges"

Robert Seymour Bridges OM was Britain's poet laureate from 1913 to 1930. A doctor by training, he achieved literary fame only late in life. His poems reflect a deep Christian faith, and he is the author of many well-known hymns.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Jun 14, 2020 7:34 AM CST
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Gardening is the work of a lifetime: You never finish.

~ Oscar de la Renta
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
~ Gregory David Roberts

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