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The Garden is a Love Song

The Garden is a Love Song

By The Daily Gardener | November 13, 2020

by Jeff Cox A garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature. -Jeff Cox, American garden writer     As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. The Garden is a Love Song Related posts: Walking Down the…

Buy Hyacinths to Feed Thy Soul

Buy Hyacinths to Feed Thy Soul

By The Daily Gardener | November 12, 2020

by Saadi If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft, And of thy meager store, Two loaves alone to thee are left, Sell one, and with the dole Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul. – Saadi, Persian Sufi poet, in Gulistan (The Rose Garden), 1258       Notes: If you plant spring bulbs, I…

November is Usually Such a Disagreeable Month

November is Usually Such a Disagreeable Month

By The Daily Gardener | November 11, 2020

by Lucy Maud Montgomery November is usually such a disagreeable month… as if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it. This year is growing old gracefully… just like a stately old lady who knows she can be charming even with gray…

The Sun

The Sun

By The Daily Gardener | November 11, 2020

by Galileo Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, mathematician, and philosopher The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.    As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest,…

The First Day of Spring is One Thing

The First Day of Spring is One Thing

By The Daily Gardener | November 10, 2020

by Henry Van Dyke The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. -Henry Van Dyke, American author, and clergyman         Notes: November 10, 1852    Today is the birthday of the American author and…

Use What Talents You Possess

Use What Talents You Possess

By The Daily Gardener | November 10, 2020

by Henry Van Dyke Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there,  except those that sang best. -Henry Van Dyke, American author and clergyman       Notes: November 10, 1852    Today is the birthday of the American author and clergyman Henry Van Dyke. Henry gave…

Oh, London is a Man’s Town

Oh, London is a Man’s Town

By The Daily Gardener | November 10, 2020

by Henry Van Dyke Oh, London is a man’s town; there’s power in the air; And Paris is a woman’s town, with flowers in her hair. -Henry Van Dyke, American author and clergyman         Notes: November 10, 1852    Today is the birthday of the American author and clergyman Henry Van Dyke.…

Nothing grows in our garden

Nothing Grows in our Garden

By The Daily Gardener | November 9, 2020

by Dylan Thomas Nothing grows in our garden, only washing. And babies.       Notes: The Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas, died on this day in 1953 at the Chelsea Hotel in New York. He had consumed 18 straight martinis. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the…

A Garden That You Make Yourself

A Garden That You Make Yourself

By The Daily Gardener | November 6, 2020

by Alfred Austin A garden that you make yourself becomes associated with your personal history and that of your friends, interwoven with your tastes, preferences, and character, and constitutes a sort of unwritten, but withal manifest, autobiography. Show me your garden, provided it be your own, and I will tell you what you are like. …

I Have Come to Regard November

I Have Come to Regard November

By The Daily Gardener | November 5, 2020

by Henry Rollins I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.   As featured…

Autumn Valentine

Autumn Valentine

By The Daily Gardener | November 4, 2020

by Dorothy Parker In May, my heart was breaking- Oh, wide the wound, and deep! And bitter it beat at waking, And sore it split in sleep. And when it came November, I sought my heart and sighed, “Poor thing, do you remember?” “What heart was that?” it cried. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast:…

November Folklore

November Folklore

By The Daily Gardener | November 4, 2020

Today’s Unearthed Words are a collection of folklore and sayings about November. Thunder in November, a fertile year to come. A heavy November snow will last till April. Flowers in bloom late in autumn indicate a bad winter. If there’s ice in November that will bear a duck, There’ll be nothing after but sludge and…

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