Gardening Quote of the Week

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“And it’s a sign of age I think, that I start the day planning to get 5 things done, end it with getting 2 things done, and end up feeling like I’ve done 12 things.”–Garden Djinn

Me, too, Jenn; me, too.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Kathy September 9, 2004, 8:40 pm

Well, it’s at the very end of the post, and you have to click the “read more” link, so you might not have seen it in your feed reader unless it always gives you the entire message. Mine just gives me the first several lines.

Chan S. September 9, 2004, 5:59 pm

I’m gonna fire my RSS feed reader…this has not shown up yet! But a great quote, wincingly so.