S: The Garden in Hungary 2009 - 2011
BC: "Gardens are a form of autobiography.” ~Sydney Edd
FC: The Garden in Szakadát
1: "My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view." ~H. Fred Dale
2: "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."-- Abraham Lincoln | "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." ~Abraham Lincoln
3: "We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden." | "She who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see a plant, believes in God." | ”Garden as though you will live forever.” ~ William Kent
4: "One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides." ~ W.E. Johns, The Passing Show | "Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow." | "He who plants a tree loves others besides himself."
5: "A weed is only a misplaced plant."
6: "As Rosemary is to the spirit, so Lavender is to the soul." | "Despite the gardener's best intentions, nature will improvise." ~Michael P. Garafalo
7: "On every stem, on every leaf,... and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes | "It is a greater act of faith to plant a bulb than to plant a tree." ~ Clare Leighton
8: "The garden is a mirror of the heart."
9: ”The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow.” | ”You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.” | "All my hurts my garden spade can heal." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
10: "So many seeds – so little time."
11: ”I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne | ”Gardening is not a rational act.” ~ Margaret Atwood
12: "There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
13: ”It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
14: ”I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error.” ~Sara Stein
15: "What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." ~ Emerson
16: ”Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden ... It is sad that Nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
18: ”My garden is my favorite teacher.” ~Betsy Cañas
19: ”As a gardener, I'm among those who believe that much of the evidence of God's existence has been planted.” ~Robert Brault | ”It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not.” ~W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman | ”When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.”
20: "What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. " ~Charles Dudley Warner | "I'm not really a career person. I'm a gardener, basically." ~ George Harrison
21: ”Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.” ~Lou Erickson
22: "A garden is never so good as it will be next year." ~Thomas Cooper | ”When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside, too.” ~Linda Solegato | ”Don't wear perfume in the garden unless you want to be pollinated by bees.” ~Anne Rave | "Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.” ~Mrs. C.W. Ear
23: ”May I a small house and a large garden have, And a few friends, and many books!" ~ Abraham Cowley
24: "Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You're closer to God's heart in a garden than any place else on earth." ~ Dorothy Frances Gurney
25: ”A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.” ~ D. Elton Trueblood | When will you learn, myself, to be a dying leaf on a living tree? Budding, swelling, growing strong, Wearing green, but not for long, Drawing sustenance from air, That other leaves, and you not there, May bud, and at the autumn's call Wearing russet, ready to fall? Has not this trunk a deed to do Unguessed by small and tremulous you? Shall not these branches in the end To wisdom and the truth ascend? And the great lightning plunging by Look sidewise with a golden eye To glimpse a tree so tall and proud It sheds its leaves upon a cloud? Here, I think, is the heart's grief: The tree, no mightier than the leaf, Makes firm its root and spreads it crown And stands; but in the end comes down. That airy top no boy could climb Is trodden in a little time By cattle on their way to drink. The fluttering thoughts a leaf can think, That hears the wind and waits its turn, Have taught it all a tree can learn. Time can make soft that iron wood. The tallest trunk that ever stood, In time, without a dream to keep, Crawls in beside the root to sleep. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay
26: ”A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.” ~ Doug Larson | ”All gardening is landscape painting.” ~William Kent
27: "Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." ~ Henry David Thoreau
28: "There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments." ~Janet Kilburn Phillips | "But each spring...a gardening instinct, sure as the sap rising in the trees, stirs within us. We look about and decide to tame another little bit of ground." ~ Lewis Gantt | ”God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.” | "Science, or para-science, tells us that geraniums bloom better if they are spoken to. But a kind word every now and then is really quite enough. Too much attention, like too much feeding, and weeding and hoeing, inhibits and embarrasses them.” ~Victoria Glendinning
29: ”Gardens are not made by singing: -"Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade. ~Rudyard Kipling
31: "A garden is a friend you can visit any time."
32: "God gave us memories so that we may have roses in December." ~J. M. Barrie
33: ”I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself. And I find sufficient purpose for my day.” ~Robert Brault
34: ”I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.” ~John Erskine
35: ”Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.” ~Douglas William Jerrold
36: "Though an old man, I am but a young gardener." ~Thomas Jefferson
37: "If you have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden."
38: "Cares melt when you kneel in your garden." | "Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us." ~ Wolfgang von Geothe | "In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends." ~Kozuko Okakura
39: ”If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.” ~Robert Brault
40: ”You dreamed us, and we made your dreams come true. We are your vision, here made manifest. You sowed us, and obidiently we grew. But, sowing us, you sowed more than you knew And soemthing not ourself has done the rest.”
42: "Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof." ~Julie Moir Messervy | ”Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.” ~Marcelene Cox
43: "An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life."
44: From an aunt, long ago:"Death has come for me many times but finds me always in my lovely garden and leaves me there, I think, as an excuse to return." ~Robert Brault
45: ”It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.” ~James Douglas