|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.