Thursday, March 26, 2009

Young Gardener

"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, no culture comparable to that of the garden...But though an old man, I am but a young gardener."

-Thomas Jefferson

15 comments:

tina said...

That's me too! Old but young in the garden....

Frances said...

Hi Michelle, spring has arrived there! Are those the woodland phlox, divaricata? What a fabulous mass planting of them! It all looks like a dream, so cheering and happy.
Frances

Dirt Princess said...

I am a young gardener who has lots to learn from older knowledgable gardeners. One day I will be the one people ask for advice. My garden buddy Mrs. Brown is 80 years old. She and her husband work in their gardens everyday. She is a plethera of information. She has learned by trial and error. I have told her I just need to come and sit with her and take notes.

Joanne said...

Gardening is a wonderful activity, nourishing such beauty. Love the photo here!

Shey said...

Lovely quote and photo! Thanks for sharing it with us.

I agree, the physical body may wane but our desires and hearts won't.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I like that quote a lot. It does make me feel young realizing I have so much to learn still. That's what makes it so rewarding to me. Beautiful picture.

TC said...

I'm sure everyone knows how instrumental Jefferson was in making gardening what it is today. We visited Monticello several years ago and hope to go again soon. You should go if you've not been.

beth said...

you can come and garden at my house anytime....along with cooking, this is something I just don't do very well !!!

Dave said...

Great picture and a great quote!

Pam said...

Hi Michelle,
have been looking through your blog, and have decided that as well as everything else that needs to be done this year, I need a cold frame like the one in your picture. Not want note, need. Can't you just imagine sliding up those frames and letting the air drift through the plants?Mmm.
P x

Roses at Wedgwood House and Gardens said...

Aubretia, I (think)!! Nothing quite like it in the Spring especially tumbling over rock walls etc.
Very nice and great quote, thanks.
Pauline

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Wise words from a wise man. I love the pairing of quote and photo.

Cindy

Randy Emmitt said...

erson had such wisdom in him. Before his time I guess.

Clare said...

Im getting my old bum in the garden today and weeding!!! Ahh the joys of weeding. My little 3 year old helper will make it fun. Great post, and knew there was a reason why Jefferson is one of my favorite Presidents.

Catherine said...

A favorite quote, and a beautiful capture ~awww...Spring!!
Have a beautiful week flowrgirl!
Cat