Gardening Proverbs - true gems...
Gardening proverbs can take you back to another place in time...
Case #1: Growing up I remember my grandmother having the most beautiful garden; roses, daisies, lavender... you name it she had it. Just reading a Gardening proverb, I can almost smell her sweet perfume and hear her calling me for supper. It may sound a little corny, but we all have things that trigger our memories. Anything gardening does if for me.
Although my grandmother grew up in the city (Kaunas, Lithuania) she always dreamed of having a farm, or at lease something in the country. Her thought's were consumed with making this dream a reality. She even nicknamed my older sister "Bitute" - which means "little bee." Now that may just be a coincidence, but I don't think so.
Case #2: The Huntington Library...if you haven't been, it is a must, no matter your age. When my sister and I were young, we remember often having guests visiting from out of town and the Huntington Library near Pasadena, California was my grandfather's favorite place to take them. With it's beautifully kept grounds, it's variety of every blooming living thing you could imagine. Every one of your senses was delighted. I never wanted to leave. Luckily, I knew I'd be back in a few months with my grandfather and another lucky visitor!
The garden is the poor man's apothecary
Every garden may have some weeds
When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree
Friends are flowers that never fade
Don't allow the grass to grow on the path of friendship
Native American proverb
God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it in the nest
Keep a tree green in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come
Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root
He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses
The sluggard does not plow after the season, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing.
The Bible; Proverbs 20:4
As is the gardener, such is the garden
The gardener's hands are black with earth but his loaves are white
The way of cultivation is not easy. He who plants a garden plants happiness.
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.
Tickle it with a hoe and it will laugh into a harvest.
Avoid suspicion: when you're walking through your neighbor's melon patch, don't tie your shoe.
Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.
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