Alfred Austin Quote
There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
I like how writing can take you off for a jaunt in your head and then set you back down in the chair where you've been all along.
Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
When Isaiah predicted that spears would become pruning hooks, that's a reference to cultivating. Pruning and trimming and growing and paying close attention to the plants and whether they're getting e...
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
Wilfred Scawen Blunt wrote of him, “He is an acute and ready reasoner, and is well read in theology and science. It is strange his poetry should be such poor stuff, and stranger still that he should imagine it immortal.”