Henry Mitchell

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Henry Mitchell

The choirs left the main tune and soared two octaves past heaven in a descant to rattle the bones and surge the heart.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is nothing like the first hot days of spring when the gardener stops wondering if it's too soon to plant the dahlias and starts wondering if it's too late. Even the most beautiful weather will not allay the gardener's notion (well-founded actually) that he is somehow too late, too soon, or that he has too much stuff going on or not enough. For the garden is the stage on which the gardener exults and agonizes out every crest and chasm of the heart.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All anybody needs to know about prizes is that Mozart never won one.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Compared to gardeners, I think it is generally agreed that others understand very little about anything of consequence.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are no green thumbs or black thumbs. There are only gardeners and non-gardeners. Gardeners are the ones who ruin after ruin get on with the high defiance of nature herself, creating, in the very face of her chaos and tornado, the bower of roses and the pride of irises. It sounds very well to garden a 'natural way'. You may see the natural way in any desert, any swamp, any leech-filled laurel hell. Defiance, on the other hand, is what makes gardeners.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nature does not hesitate to interfere with me. So I do not hesitate to tamper with it.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Almost any garden, if you see it at just the right moment, can be confused with paradise.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By the time one is eighty, it is said, there is no longer a tug of war in the garden with the May flowers hauling like mad against the claims of the other months. All is at last in balance and all is serene. The gardener is usually dead, of course.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Your garden will reveal yourself.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now the gardener is the one who has seen everything ruined so many times that (even as his pain increases with each loss) he comprehends - truly knows - that where there was a garden once, it can be again, or where there never was, there yet can be a garden.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Wherever humans garden magnificently, there are magnificent heartbreaks.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Turn down the noise. Reduce the speed. Be like the somnolent bears, or those other animals that slow down
and almost die in the cold season. Let it be the way it is. The magic is there in its power.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Toads are conservative animals, I think, and not much given to expecting the best from fortune. Some weeks ago, well before the end of October, I accidentally dug up one while turning over some garden earth. I was surprised, naturally, when one of the clods heaved over on its die and there, in some annoyance, sat at toad.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is nothing like the first hot days of spring when the gardener stops wondering if it's too soon to plant the dahlias and starts wondering if it's too late.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gardening is full of mistakes, almost all of them pleasant and some of them actually instructive.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All who see it say, "Well, you have favorable conditions here. Everything grows for you." Everything grows for everybody. Everything dies for everybody, too.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A garden is not a picture, but a language.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gardening is a long road, with many detours and way stations, and here we all are at one point or another. It's not a question of superior or inferior taste, merely a question of which detour we are on at the moment. Getting there (as they say) is not important; the wandering about in the wilderness or in the olive groves or in the bayous is the whole point.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mere fact that you get a lot of seeds in a packet doesn't mean you have to plant all of them.More Henry Mitchell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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