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December 24th, 2016

Hamilton Wright Mabie, 1846-1916

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.

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December 19th, 2016

Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!

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December 12th, 2016

Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932

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

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December 5th, 2016

Russell Page, 1906-1985

A good garden cannot be made by somebody who has not developed the capacity to know and love growing things.

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November 28th, 2016

J. M. Barrie, 1860-1937

God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.

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November 21st, 2016

William Shakespeare, 1564-1616

The world’s a garden: pleasures are the flowers.

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November 14th, 2016

Kenyan Proverb

Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was lent to you by your children.

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November 7th, 2016

Bonnie Marranca, 1947-

What is a garden but a species of desire?...Each gardener creates an ideal world of miniature thoughts.

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October 31st, 2016

c. 1960, pamphlet, Anderson & Co.

When you feel out of sorts or mad at the world, turn to the warm generosity and friendliness of your garden. You will find it ever so full of joy and gaiety, colour and beauty… contentment and happiness.

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October 24th, 2016

Alfred Austin, 1835-1913

To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.

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October 17th, 2016

Diane Ackerman, 1948-

We’ve worked hard to exile ourselves from nature, yet we end up longing for what we’ve lost: a sense of connectedness.

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October 10th, 2016

Spanish Proverb

A tree is known by its fruit, not by its roots.

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