A Seed To Be Planted

by John Ciardi Every word has a history. Every word has an image locked into its roots.     Note: Today is the birthday of the poet John Ciardi who was born on this day in 1916.  As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of…

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John Ciardi

by John Ciardi A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.         Note: Today is the birthday of the poet John Ciardi who was…

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And the Time Sundials Tell

by John Ciardi And the time sundials tell May be minutes and hours. But it may just as well Be seconds and sparkles, or seasons and flowers. No, I don’t think of time as just minutes and hours. Time can be heartbeats, or bird songs, or miles, Or waves on a beach, or ants in…

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Did you know that lilies enjoy being planted in part shade? They don’t really like to be baked in full sun. If you plant them in a little bit of shade, it will allow your plant to experience less stress, and thus, it will elongate its stem. Lilies that are grown in full sun tend…

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