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A Passage

“Gardening is not a place: it is a passage, a passion.  We don’t know where we’re going; to pass through is enough; to pass through is to remain.”  ~Octavio Paz (Octavio Paz was a man who really loved his semicolons.)

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Take Time To

“I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.”  ~Herbert Rappaport (via)

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There Sits a Clay Pot

“You look up into the windows of decaying old apartment buildings in big cities and the residents may be holding on to life by the price of a welfare check but in half those windows, there sits a clay pot with a few flowers trying desperately to bring some color into the lives of those …

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The new seed catalogues have started arriving

“Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with the dream. ”  ~Josephine Nuese

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Patience

“This is why I like the company of gardeners and farmers: not just for the humility that dirty fingernails brings, but also because they are just about the last people on earth who have patience in this ever-faster spinning world.” ~Tim Mountz (via)

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Sprouts

This is a BioSet Germinator, and I’ve used one to grow my own sprouts for years.  There are a lot of choices beyond just the alfalfa sprouts you find in the grocery store, and it’s a lot of fun to watch them sprout and grow. I bought mine from Johnny’s Seeds, a family-owned business I’ve …

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SeedSavers

If you haven’t planted your spring garden yet, STOP!  Go have a look at what SeedSavers.org has to offer! SeedSavers offers heirloom varieties of flowers and vegetables you can’t find at the chain stores, and what’s really cool is that they all come with instructions on how to harvest the seeds so you can plant …

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