Frederick Frye Rockwell

A Quote by Frederick Frye Rockwell on books, certainty, disappointment, imagination, rules, seasons, trouble, uncertainty, weather, and work

The gardener who imagines that his work can be reduced to a set of rules and formulae, followed and applied according to special days marked on the calendar, is but preparing himself for a double disappointment. Few things are so certain to be uncertain as the seasons and the weather; and these, rather than a set of dates, even for a single locality, form the signs which the real gardener follows. That is the great trouble with much book and magazine gardening.

Frederick Frye Rockwell

Source: Around the Year in the Garden, 1917

Contributed by: Zaady

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