June 7, 2009

Quotable Sunday - Gardening

This week went by so fast - I even lost track of what day of the week it was at one point! It's time once again for Quotable Sunday! Toni, from A Daily Dose of Toni has this great weekly ritual of posting Favorite Quotes - the quotes that people come up with are very inspiring, so if you haven't had a chance to check out Quotable Sunday, now's your chance! ;)

As some of you know, I've been working almost non-stop out in the yard this past week - well, on the days Mother Nature wasn't raining down on us...and since I still have some more new plants to plant today and will be be-bopping to my tunes riding the tractor in the Back 40 before taking some final pictures for my Weekend Garden post later today, I obviously have gardening on the brain. So I found some fun and interesting quotes about gardening and plants - enjoy! :)

“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”
Erma Bombeck

“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.”
Dianne Benson

“A lucky person is someone who plants pebbles and harvests potatoes.”
Greek Proverb

“He who plants a garden plants happiness”
Proverb

"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."
Dave Barry

"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."
Lewis Gannit

I have absolutely done that before - people think I'm nuts!

"Gardening requires lots of water -- most of it in the form of perspiration."
Lou Erickson

"A flower is an educated weed."
Luther Burbank

"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."
Vita Sackville-West

"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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The rules (for newbies)
~Go to your blog and post one or more of your favorite quotes.
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22 Random Sassy Comments:

Yaya said...

Great quotes!

LOL at 'don't go to office where plants are dead'!

otin said...

I am a huge John Lennon fan, and was crushed when he was shot, it affects me still, these are the lyrics to an Elton John Classic about his good friend......
What happened here,
As the New York sunset disappeared?
I found an empty garden among the flagstones there.
Who lived here?
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot,
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop.
And now it all looks strange.
It's funny how one insect can damage so much grain.

And what's it for,
This little empty garden by the brownstone door?
And in the cracks along the sidewalk nothing grows no more.
Who lived here?
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot,
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop.
And we are so amazed! We're crippled and we're dazed....
A gardener like that one, no one can replace.

And I've been knocking, but no one answers.
And I've been knocking, most all the day.
Oh and I've been calling ,oh hey, hey, Johnny!
Can't you come out to play?

And through their tears,
Some say he farmed his best in younger years.
But he'd have said that roots grow stronger, if only he couldhear.
Who lived there?
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot,
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop.
Now we pray for rain, and with every drop that falls.....
We hear, we hear your name.....

And I've been knocking, but no one answers.
And I've been knocking, most all the day.
Oh and I've been calling ,oh hey, hey, Johnny!
Can't you come out to play,
In your empty garden?
Johnny?
Can't you come out to play, in your empty garden?

otin said...

Damn, now I'm sad!!!

Hit 40 said...

Wow - what is otin up to!!

LOL

I admired your rose picture. Very nice. I planted the faux - knock out roses. I am not good at the pest/mold sprays that a real rose needs to thrive.

Stacie said...

Great Quotes! Looking forward to see your garden pictures! Stopping by from Harriet's Comment Challenge!

kiddiescorner said...

Wonderful quotes “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”
Erma Bombeck
made me laugh. Have a great day!

Erica said...

I think I will use "He who plants a garden plants happiness”
as my garden mantra and motivation to get up and get it started. Thanks for sharing.

Banteringblonde said...

how true is this?

"Gardening requires lots of water -- most of it in the form of perspiration."
Lou Erickson

I planted veggies this year and did a bunch in pots. The pots have taken off... i even have a green pepper that will be ready in about a week!

Kekibird said...

Dave Berry's quote made me laugh! These are great and make me want to have a garden.

Happy Sunday!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Thank you for sharing. I almost did this theme this week. We have been trying to do a bit of gardening here and there.
I like Luther Burbank's quote...too funy!

Thanks for sharing

Megryansmom said...

Planned on doing some gardening today, but the rain had other plans.

Have a great Sunday

Casey said...

I'm officially nominating you to do my gardening since you're so good at it. Thanks.

LT said...

Very nice quotes today I like them all! It's great that you enjoy your garden so much!

AudreyO said...

I am so not a garden person. I can not keep any plants or flowers alive. I know many doctors who either have fake plants or hire a service to come take care of the real ones. Phew, it's safe to visit their offices LOL

rmgales said...

Love the Erma Bombeck quote. Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your garden.

Lizzie said...

perfect time! my daughter and i were just outside working in the yard :) have a great Sunday

Becca said...

That quote about the doctor's office is hilarious!!! :)

Rhonda said...

Great quotes! I'm loving my first garden and enjoying the work of it... so I totally understand the perspiration quote!

!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

Love the quotes! :)

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Great Quotes Stacy!! I love pretty flowers and wish I could grow more of them BUT I am not a very green thumb type of person!

Sissy said...

me and my black thumb have no place in a garden :) wish I could keep a plant aline though, it'd make me feel better about raising kids.

Sweet Serendipity said...

Love your post! And this quote is my fav: “He who plants a garden plants happiness”
Proverb