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Gardening quotes

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I am not yet a gardener, but someday I hope to have a garden. While looking for a specific quote about gardening, I discovered a whole page of gardening quotes, a few of which are very nice quotations about environmentalism, and the appreciation of nature.

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." --Greek proverb

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."-- Abraham Lincoln

"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed." --Francis Bacon

What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." -- Emerson

"He who plants a tree loves others besides himself."
(no attribution given)

and the one that I'm sure I will be happy to quote when I have my garden (and a little plaque to write this on):

"Though an old man, I am but a young gardener."-- Thomas Jefferson

source: http://www.northerngardening.com/quotes.htm

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nathanblack
Oct. 19th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
Though an old man, I am but a young skater.
- Me
urbpan
Oct. 19th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
Very nice!

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