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Quote of the Day: Vita Sackville-West

August 21st, 2011

“The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.”

Vita Sackville-West

I really enjoy visiting beautiful gardens like Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, VA.



P.S. DuPont’s Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.


F.A. Seiberling’s Stan Hywet in Akron, OH.



There’s something quite inspiring about these old gardens that have survived for years. My gardens will never be this vast or ornate, but I can glean interesting details from them when I visit. I certainly appreciate those that spent some of their fortunes building gardens that we can still enjoy today.

What’s your favorite garden to visit?

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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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