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Mark from Little Prince nursery, and I became friends on Facebook over the past month. I was immediately taken with the images on his feed, which is so full of the most beautiful blooms. His dahlias were to die for. Anyway, at some point, I gave him a call, and we were talking away, and…

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There is No Time Like the Old Time

From Oliver Wendell Holmes There is no time like the old time, when you and I were young, When the buds of April blossomed and the birds of springtime sung!     Note: Today is the anniversary of the death of the American physician, poet, and humorist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, who died on this day…

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Youth Fades, Love Droops

From Oliver Wendell Holmes Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.     Note: Today is the anniversary of the death of the American physician, poet, and humorist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, who died on this day in 1894. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired…

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On Every Stem, on Every Leaf

From Oliver Wendell Holmes On every stem, on every leaf… and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part.   Note: Today is the anniversary of the death of the American physician, poet,…

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But Friendship is the Breathing Rose

From Oliver Wendell Holmes But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.     Note: Today is the anniversary of the death of the American physician, poet, and humorist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, who died on this day in 1894. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the…

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

From Oliver Wendell Holmes I thank you most cordially for sending me your beautiful volume of poems. They tell me that they are breathed from a woman’s heart as plainly as the fragrance of a rose reveals its birthplace… I cannot help feeling flattered that the author of such impassioned poems should have thought well…

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