|A portion of my garden last summer...|
"Who can estimate the elevating and refining influences and moral value of flowers with all their graceful forms, bewitching shades and combinations of colors and exquisitely varied perfumes? These silent influences are unconsciously felt even by those who do not appreciate them consciously and thus with better and still better fruits, nuts, grains, vegetables and flowers, will the earth be transformed, man's thought refined, and turned from the base destructive forces into nobler production. One which will lift him to high planes of action toward the happy day when the Creator of all this beautiful work is more acknowledged and loved, and where man shall offer his brother man, not bullets and bayonets, but richer grains, better fruit and fairer flowers from the bounty of this earth."
- Father George Schoener (1864 -1941)
The Importance and Fundamental Principles of Plant Breeding
...I'm passing the remaining days of Winter flipping through seed and garden starter catalogs...planning the new garden and looking forward to some color in my landscape...it can't come soon enough.
How about you?
|Crimson Nasturtium after a shower...my garden last summer.|
"With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy."
- Lope de Vega