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To-day is Yesterday's Pupil.
- Benjamin Franklin, in Poor Richard's Almanack, 1751
Coming Up #85
The gardens I love best are those that
are still affectionately tended by the people who own them and who
made them -- who planned and planted and replanned and replanted
them, who dug in the dirt and moved hoses and watched the gardens
change with the cycle of the seasons and over the passage of
- Allen Lacy, in The Inviting
see What's Coming Up
What a man needs in gardening is a
cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
- Charles Dudley Warner, echoing
Henry Beston's Herbs and the Earth -
Gardening is a matter of your
enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.
- Anonymous -
Stop spending so
much time figuring a
way around the work. You
been done with it by now if you'd just
gotten to it in the first place!
- John Macunovich -
What's Coming Up #141
Above, left: Thanks, Dad, for teaching me to
look beyond what seems overwhelming, to what will be later if I
just get on with it. 50 yards of compost to spread in 95°F... ah
Above, right: After centuries of gardeners have wished it
away and given it their best innovative shot, mulching is still
something that needs to be done by barrowful and handful. Perennial
display beds at one of the world's largest wholesale perennial
growers, Walters Gardens, Zeeland, MI.
Pray for a good harvest, but continue to hoe.
- Old Saying -
What's Coming Up #164
your own garden
- Old Saying -
I have been defrauding myself all this
time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -
Concerns #761 and
What's Coming Up #163
Plants respond far better to moderate
but consistent care than they do to occasional bouts of heroic
- Martha Stewart-
see Growing Concerns
If you are late with your autumn
as I invariably am, the tulip bulbs will
not pursue you with reproachful glances.
- Christopher Lloyd
Coming Up #14
Tim was so learned that he could name
a Horse in nine languages,
So ignorant, that he bought a Cow to ride on.
- Benjamin Franklin, in Poor
Richard's Almanack, 1750 -
What's Coming Up #73