Friday File

Early Spring Gardening

SnowDropsAs the snow clears and the weather becomes Spring like, it’s time to head out into the garden. But what to do first? You can start indoors and move outside by taking cuttings of any houseplants that have started producing new growth. Then you can plant them either in a new plant pot or put them outside and see how well they do.

You can find a new course about gardening from your local botanical garden, or learn more about gardening from visiting plant nurseries.

Meanwhile, for this Friday File, here are a few quotations about gardening, courtesy of The Quote Garden and GardenSimply.com:

Garden flowersHow fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~ Author Unknown

I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden. ~ John Erskine

Just because you’ve only got houseplants doesn’t mean you don’t have the gardening spirit – I look upon myself as an indoor gardener. ~ Sara Moss-Wolfe

To see things in the seed, that is genius. ~ Lao-tzu

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field. ~ Dwight David Eisenhower

All gardeners live in beautiful places, because they make them so. ~ Joseph Joubert

Have a happy weekend and if you garden remember to warm yourself and your muscles up before you start gardening.

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