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I might have missed my calling as an editor. In the spring, the sight of my empty garden beds gives me the horticultural equivalent of writers' block: So much space! So many plants to choose among, and yet none of them seem quite right!
For many years, I hated nature. As a student, I refused to put a plant anywhere - a living plant, that is. Dead plants were OK.
When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall, we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper.
In some Native languages the term for plants translates to "those who take care of us.
Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle.
The possession of a quantity of plants, however good the plants may be themselves and however ample their number, does not make a garden; it only makes a collection. Having got the plants, the great thing is to use them with careful selection and definite intention.
I am fully and intensely aware that plants are conscious of love and respond to it as they do to nothing else.
Young seeds that have not seen sun forget and drown easily.
Children can now recognize greater than a thousand corporate logos, but fewer than ten plants native to their region. The
The process of fostering the growth of another living being - either plant or human - is a delight for the soul.
The absorption and organization of sunlight, the essence of life, is derived almost exclusively through plants. Since light is the driving force of every cell in our bodies, that is why we need green plants.
A plant is like a self-willed man, out of whom we can obtain all which we desire, if we will only treat him his own way.
I just come and talk to the plants, really
very important to talk to them, they respond I find.
Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown flower there is no more; in the leafless root there is no less.
In the Ondariva gardens the branches spread out like the tentacles of extraordinary animals, and the plants on the ground opened up stars of fretted leaves like the green skins of reptiles, and waved feathery yellow bamboos with a rustle like paper.
When we eat plants, food takes on a different quality. We take from the earth food that is ready for us and does not fight against us as we take it.
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.
The plants we've chosen will collect and cycle Earth's minerals, water, and air; shade the soil and renew it with leafy mulch; and yield fruits and greens for people and wildlife.
It is a fact that plants also have life like animals. But animals are endowed with mind, and nervous systems too while the plants do not possess the same.
We gardeners are healthy, joyous, natural creatures. We are practical, patient, optimistic. We declare our optimism every year, every season, with every act of planting.
The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted.
Pansies, lilies, kingcups, daisies, Let them live upon their praises.
How right it is to love flowers and the greenery of pines and ivy and hawthorn hedges; they have been with us from the very beginning.
If you plant for a season, plant budgets. If you plant for a decade, plant reorganization, If you plant for a century, plant people
Cristina, being something of a gardener, knew well enough that certain plants may appear to remain stationary for years while they are really making roots underground, only to break into surprising vigour overhead at a given moment.
In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living.
The skeletons of the plants are for me as important as the flowers.
A soft and gentle growth
Under a blue sky
Over a high mountain
Extended over a vast land
When the sun comes up
Plant today what you want to harvest tomorrow.
I'm not a gardener. I wish I was.
The names of the plants ought to be stable [certa], consequently they should be given to stable genera.
The Latin names of plants blur like belief.
Gardens were weeded and watered and
Plants don't have a brain because they are not going anywhere.
If plants could be credited with reasoning powers, we would marvel at the imaginative ways they bribe or ensnare other creatures to carry out their wishes.
seem to bear flowers or
Once we become interested in the progress of the plants in our care, their development becomes a part of the rhythm of our own lives and we are refreshed by it.
The plants and flowers
I raised about my hut
I now surrender
To the will
Of the wind
Of plants tomatoes seemed the most human, eager and fragile and prone to rot.
The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods.
What branch does not have its leaves and which twig will not have its flowers?
Plants respond far better to moderate but consistent care than they do to occasional bouts of heroic intervention.
Planting is not the end; it is only the beginning of planting.
Where soil is, men grow, Whether to weeds or flowers.
We must infer that a plant or animal of any species, is made up of special units, in all of which there dwells the intrinsic aptitude to aggregate into the form of that species: just as in the atoms of a salt, there dwells the intrinsic aptitude to crystallize in a particular way.
Flowers grows in silence, quietly, slowly, passionately, with great love and with all its power just perfectly.
The plant never lapses into mere arid functionalism; it fashions and shapes according to logic and suitability, and with its primeval force compels everything to attain the highest artistic form.
Watching gardeners label their plants
I vow with all beings
to practice the old horticulture
and let plants identify me.
Plants need to be loved the right way in order to survive. So do humans. We rely on our parents from birth to love us enough to keep us alive. And if our parents show us the right kind of love, we turn out as better humans overall. But if we're neglected . .
We stared straight ahead in silence until Blake said,"Wanna talk about plants?"
"I'd love to talk about plants.
And, boy, did we.
When the sappy boughs Attire themselves with blooms, sweet rudiments Of future harvest.
I'm not speaking metaphorically, plants that you have in your house, or if you've ever made friends with a tree somewhere, there is a moment that these beings can aid you.
Plants (like people) thrive when there is balance.
One must first seek to love plants and nature, and then to cultivate that happy peace of mind which is satisfied with little. He will be happier if he has no rigid and arbitrary ideals, for gardens are coquettish, particularly with the novice.
That which God plants he will take care to keep watered.
Every plant is an individual.
Wrong again. We are not individuals at all, we are all connected. We are individuals the way each blossom on an apple tree is an individual.
The plants all know that spring will soon return,
All kinds of red and purple contend in beauty.
The poplar blossom and elm seeds are not beautiful,
They can only fill the sky with flight like snow.
Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.
In the planting of the seeds of most trees, the best gardeners do no more than follow Nature, though they may not know it.
Your minds may now be likened to a garden, which will, if neglected, yield only weeds and thistles; but, if cultivated, will produce the most beautiful flowers, and the most delicious fruits.
The plants that produce visions can function- for those of us who have inherited the New World Order of barren materialism, cut off from our spiritual heritage by a spiteful culture that gives us nothing but ashes- as the talismans of recognition that awaken our minds to reality.
Plants are also integral to reweaving the connection between land and people. A place becomes a home when it sustains you, when it feeds you in body as well as spirit. To recreate a home, the plants must also return.
Our finest flowers are often weeds transplanted.
From a family tree that has healthy roots, there emerge hearty leaves and most beautiful fruits.
My botanical documents should contribute to restoring the link with nature. They should reawaken a sense of nature, point to its teeming richness of form, and prompt the viewer to observe for himself the surrounding plant world.
When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don't condemn it as immature and underdeveloped, nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear. We stand in wonder at the process taking place, and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development.
(2) which of these innovations were important enough to be adapted in other plants?
The life of the earth comes up with a rush in the springtime. All the wild seeds of weed and thistle, the sprouts of vine and bush and tree, are trying to take the fields. Farmers must fight them with harrow and plow and hoe; they must plant the good seeds quickly.
Tell me of what plant-birthday a man takes notice, and I shall tell you a good deal about his vocation, his hobbies, his hay fever, and the general level of his ecological education.
Gorgeous flowerets in the sunlight shining, Blossoms flaunting in the eye of day, Tremulous leaves, with soft and silver lining, Buds that open only to decay.
Flowers grow out of dark moments.
A root, a stem, a leaf, some means of capturing sunlight and air and making food - in sum, a plant. The green substance of this earth, the chlorophyll, is all summed up in the plants. Without them we perish, all of us who are flesh and blood.
Plant in tears, harvest with joy.
No durable things are built on violent passion. Nature grows her plants in silence and in darkness, and only when they have become strong do they put their heads above the ground.
I just wish human beings were better gardeners.
Flowers and fruit are only the beginning. In the seed lies the life and the future.
I gave you books. You gave me plants. Books live. Plants die.
Branches of spiraea bowed under sleeves of blossom, and delphinium shoots nudged the soil. With the
Children are a plant substitute and we haven't the wit to see it until too late
Botany, the eldest daughter of medicine.
The cells are thus the stomachs of which the plant has millions like mouths.
Wild flowers grow where they will.
Solitary Trees if they grow at all, grow strong.
We judge plants and animals by whether they're entertaining to us. We ...
Anything that possess life must grow
Fair fresh leaves, and buds - and buds - tiny at first but swelling and working Magic until they burst and uncurled into cups of scent delicately spilling themselves over their brims and filling the garden air.
Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.
Gardening transcends everything that otherwise divides us.
Plants of great vigor will almost always struggle into blossom, despite impediments. But there should be encouragement, and a free genial atmosphere for those of more timid sort, fair play for each in its own kind.
I learnt about plants from my father, who was a herbalist and an amateur microscopist.
A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
Flowers are born, and they wither ...
I've always been interested in plants because I'm a gardener, so I have a basic understanding of botany and things like that, but it's all self-taught.
Weeds play an important part in building soil fertility and in balancing the biological community ...
Digging through my roots to understand the way my branches grew.
People without plants are in a state of perpetual neurosis, a state of existential wanting.
Gardeners produce flowers that are delicious dreams, and others too that are like nightmares.
Annual plants are nature's emergency medical service, seeded in sounds and scars to hold the land until the perennial cover is re-established.
You plant, then you cultivate, and finally you harvest. Plant, cultivate, harvest. In today's world, everyone wants to go directly from plant to harvest.
Every creature and plant is part of her (mother nature's) amazing interconnected garden ... The whole world is a garden.