“The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer — they think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.”
Ken Kesey So apparently my planting oddities like a ‘Fruit Cocktail Tree’ and a ‘5-on-1 Apple Tree’ and PawPaw trees and other interesting plants must mean I love a good mystery!
“Morning is the best of all times in the garden. The sun is not yet hot. Sweet vapors rise from the earth. Night dew clings to the soil and makes plants glisten. Birds call to one another. Bees are already at work.”
William Longgood That is always my absolute favorite time to be out in the garden – there’s just something about the quiet of the morning that makes it extra special.
“They know, they just know where to grow, how to dupe you, and how to camouflage themselves among the perfectly respectable plants, they just know, and therefore, I’ve concluded weeds must have brains.”
“A lucky person is someone who plants pebbles and harvests potatoes.”
“He who plants a garden plants happiness”
“Your first job is to prepare the soil. The best tool for this is your neighbor’s garden tiller. If your neighbor does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one.”
“Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.”
I have absolutely done that before – people think I’m nuts!
“Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration.”
“A flower is an educated weed.”
“The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before.”
“It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
Thanks for stopping by! I’m off to do my planting, mowing, weeding and picture taking – then I’ll be back with my Weekend Garden post and stop by to read all the wonderful quotes y’all have come up with for this week!
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