|Petunias take the heat|
The heat and drought have moved into Ohio, seemingly to stay for awhile. I am watering the containers and writing a bit. Also, I find it a good time to do some weeding, as long as not overexerting myself (it is record heat here in Ohio, after all).
It seems a good time to quote some garden wisdom and sit around with lemonade while pondering, something like what we gardeners find ourselves doing in Midwinter lulls.
I will refrain from disquieting complaints about the Japanese beetles, etc.
I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal, to honor the earth, to leave a mark. Through gardening, we feel whole as we make our personal work of art upon our land.–Julie Moir Messervy, The Inward Garden, 1995, p.19.
The home gardener is part scientist, part artist, part philosopher, part plowman.
He modifies the climate around his home.–John R. Whiting
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, Down Shoe Lane.
Oh, I have so many more collected gardening quotations. You can read more if you’re in the mood.
Here is the new page I worked on this week, Plant Oak Trees
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© 2012 written for Ilona’s Garden Journal. An excellent blog.