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Gardening Quote: Chinese Proverb

June 21st, 2009

“The best fertilizer is the gardener’s shadow”
Chinese Proverb


That sounds pretty organic to me, what do you think?

3 Comments to “Gardening Quote: Chinese Proverb”
  1. Mangochild on June 21, 2009 at 7:04 am

    I agree. I think its somewhat like the phrase “hunger is the best sauce”…. a gardener’s shadow means a gardener who tends and loves the garden and wants to learn to protect it- better nourishment than all the chemical products in the world and an abandoned garden.
    .-= Mangochild´s last blog ..Saturday CSA Share Report: Week of June 16 =-.

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  2. Helen at Toronto Gardens on June 21, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Very true. Goes along with, “The garden does not outlive the gardener.” We’re an essential nutrient for our garden.

    Great photo!
    .-= Helen at Toronto Gardens´s last blog ..Front-Yard Veggies: More views =-.

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  3. ChristyACB on June 21, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    So very very true! And I love that picture. Have a great Sunday. :)
    .-= ChristyACB´s last blog ..Recipe – Lonely Squash Boogie =-.

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