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.
Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden.... It is sad that Nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart.
Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: -- "Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade
Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity
Cultivate the garden within
A weed is only a misplaced plant
As Rosemary is to the spirit, so Lavender is to the soul
As the Garden Grows, so does the Gardener
So many seeds -- so little time
Tickle the earth with a hoe, it will laugh a harvest
A Book is like a Garden, carried in the Pocket.
I believe that the days to come already feel the wonder of the days that have passed and will permit that wonder to endure and increase. If this be blind faith, then every gardener has it, or he would never plant a seed.
The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.
The difference between weeds and flowers is the flowers are the easiest ones to pull out.
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