Thursday, January 30, 2014


I am hereby resolved that I will NOT forget about my seeds this year. There will be seed success come hell or high water!!

The list:

Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore' alkanet
Arabis (Rock cress)
Salmon Maltese Cross
Jerusalem Sage
Kale (purple and dinosaur)
Sunset Flower
Hungarian Blue Breadseed Poppy
Hens and Chicks Poppy
Heirloom sunflower mix

I keep trying annual poppies and I keep failing abysmally at them, despite their being supposedly easy to grow. Still, the somniferum poppies I saw in that garden by the bike path were so enchanting I can't seem to give up on them.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Garden quotes

I'm collecting these for glass purposes, but since they're a propos, I may as well stash them here!

"Gardening is not a rational act." Margaret Atwood

"Garden as though you will live forever." William Kent

"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway." Michael Pollan

"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust." Gertrude Jekyll

"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." Gertrude Jekyll

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Cicero

"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments." Janet Kilburn Phillips

"May you always find three welcomes: In a garden during summer, at a fireside during winter, and whatever the day or season, in the kind eyes of a friend." Gaelic blessing

"Gardeners, I think, dream bigger than emperors." Mary Cantwell

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden." Ruth Stout

"Green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart." Russell Page

"With life as short as a half taken breath, don't plant anything but love." Rumi

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." Kahlil Gibran