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Quote of the Day: Gertrude Jekyll

June 10th, 2012

“If you will take any flower you please, and look it over and turn it about and smell it and feel it and try to find out all its secrets, not of flower only, but of leaf, bud and stem as well, you will discover many wonderful things.”

Gertrude Jekyll found in English Gardens in the Twentieth Century: From the Archives of Country Life










I’m certainly enjoying the happy sunny oxeye daisies that are springing up around the garden. They’re carefree and move around, blooming in different spots each year.

What wonderful things have you been noticing in your garden?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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