Monday, July 28, 2008

A Garden Visitor

"A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them."
Liberty Hyde Bailey

In our case, I think the "someone" is a little gnome. I found him standing guard over the tomato and squash plants this morning. But actually I'm not sure if he was tending the plants or if he was planning on taking some of the veggies as he had a picnic basket over one arm!

The above quote is from Liberty Hyde Bailey who lived from 1858-1954 and was a horticulturist and botanist. He was also a co-founder of the American Society for Horticultural Science. As #1 daughter is a horticulturist, I thought she'd appreciate this quote.


mallory said...

There was a segment in the news yesterday about a gnome that has been appearing/ disappearing in random places around this persons home. It's been happening for 2 years!

Being BellaSophia said...

Those crazy roamin' gnomes!

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