A gardening quote

jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)September 30, 2013

I just 'discovered' this on-line and thought that I would share with you:

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies... A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.
It doesn't matter what you do... so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching... The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.

Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451

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anneliese_32(6)

Thanks Jim, I like the quote very much, it borders somewhat on my selection of the day.
Please keep up your quote search, we need help and not only for the quotes, we need new faces.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 6:48AM
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lilosophie

Thank you, Jim, for joining us. I like the quote and I love Ray Bradbury. Hope you will be with us in the future.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 8:58AM
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surya55_gw

Very nice quote. It's good to see others helping out with these wonderful quotes.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 9:05AM
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mawheel

What a meaningful quote; thanks for posting and sharing it.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 11:02AM
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shymilfromchi

As I put the garden to bed for the winter, I think about Murphy's law (or is it someone else's)? It decrees that the next people to occupy this space will not want to spend their time keeping it up and instead will have a lawn here. But some day, long after I'm gone, my daughter will say to my son, "Remember the vegetables and the beautiful flowers in Mom's garden"?

A friend will visit her garden one day and ask where she got that lovely plant and Claudia will share the seeds - life will go on - and we have planted beauty.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 1:56PM
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west_gardener

Nice quote, Jim. Welcome to the GP.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 7:28PM
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gabriell_gw

Thanks for the great quote, and welcome.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 10:02PM
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kathi_mdgd

Thanks for the quote Jim,and thanks for leading me over here.I didn't know this forum existed until I saw Jims post at the garden table,and I've been a member of the gardenweb since 1998.

So now i'll have to check this forum out as well,just what I need!!!!!!LOL
Kathi

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 12:09AM
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mawheel

Hi Kathi, welcome to the Garden Party.

I'm not familiar with the "garden table" forum; I'll have to check it out.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 6:05PM
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west_gardener

Hi , Kathi, welcome to GP. I'm with mwheel , I'm not familiar with the "garden table" forum. Please post a link

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 7:47PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

It's called The Kitchen Table; a part of the Home Forums.

Jim

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 9:17PM
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mawheel

Thanks, Jim. The Kitchen Table, I know, b/c I go there, too. It's a busy place, with lots of posters. In fact, I even venture to Hot Topics when I'm feeling brave. I only lurk there, though. Some of those folks sound tough! :>)

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 9:55PM
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