Here’s something hopefully to bring a smile to your face – some quotes I had saved many years ago.
If you want to be happy for a short time, get drunk;
happy for a long time, fall in love;
happy forever, take up gardening.”…British comedian and playwright Arthur Smith
“If dandelions were rare and fragile, people would knock themselves out to pay $14.95 a plant, raise them by hand in greenhouses, and form dandelion societies and all that. But, they are everywhere and don’t need us and kind of do what they please. So we call them weeds and murder them at every opportunity”…. Robert Fulgham.
“You know you are a real gardener when you think compost is a fascinating subject.” …Author Unknown
“I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.”…John Erskine
My husband said if I buy any more perennials he would
leave me- – -gosh I’m going to miss that man! … Author Unknown
O Lord, grant that in some way it may rain every day, say from about midnight until three o’clock in the morning, but, you see, it must be gentle and warm so that it can soak in; grant that at the same time it would not rain on campion, alyssum, helianthemum, lavender, and the others which you in your infinite wisdom know are drought loving plants – I will write their names on a paper if you like – and grant that the sun may shine the whole day long, but not everywhere (not for instance, on spiraea, or on gentian, plantain lily, and rhododendron), and not too much; that there may be plenty of dew and little wind, enough worms, no plant-lice and snails, no mildew, and that once a week thin liquid manure and guano may fall from heaven.
Amen. …Karel Capek, The Gardener’s Year, 1929
God made rainy days, so gardeners could get the housework done.