Gardening Quote of the Week

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

“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.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

Comments on this entry are closed.

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.