Gardening Thought of the day

Thought of the Day

Woman pruning shrub

We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course, it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.

Jenny Uglow

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Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

6 comments on “Thought of the Day

  1. Christine Lemieux

    Such true words and so well put! My garden is where I go to heal or when my spirits just need a boost.

  2. Food for the soul, mind & body.

  3. Christine Haulgren

    It would be ideal if it was a mutually beneficial arrangement but my personal experience tends to make me agree with the author. Thank you garden. Christine Haulgren, Bellingham WA

  4. definitely

  5. marianwhit

    I am kind of “out there” but I think we are here to serve plants and have largely forgotten how dependent we are upon them. We were given fingers, the only animal able to pick up a tiny seedling with delicacy and to selectively and knowledgeably pull/plant plants with great accuracy. Then there is this big brain…we had no books in the early days…but we had to know which plants were edible, and which poisonous, remember where they were, etc. etc.

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