A Quote by Anne Pitkin on blossoming, gardens, weeds, flowers, morning glory, and persistence

Think of this: the morning glory has been blossoming for so long without permission that in some gardens it is no longer censored.  What does that tell you?

Anne Pitkin

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 33-34 (from Blue Morning Glory

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Jessica Helfand on gardening, dirt, garden, god, failure, nature, weeds, and playing god

Gardening is its own infuriating design challenge. You fret and you rethink and you second-guess yourself constantly, and then for one delirious, thrilling moment something blooms and you feel utterly triumphant. And then it dies and you are back where you started. You feel like a failure, outwitted by nature. And by rain, or the lack of it. And by that ultimate conspiracy, weeds — endless, unconquerable weeds — like an army in perpetual attack mode. What once seemed a heavenly pursuit now seems beyond hopeless, and therein lies its magic: gardening is the most comprehensively satisfying of design challenges, because when it works you feel like God.

And when it doesn't work, you want to dig a hole in the garden and bury your head in it.

Jessica Helfand

Source: My Dirty Little Secret, http://www.designobserver.com/archives/entry.html?id=25521

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A Quote by Michael Pollan on gardeners, weeds, environment, ecology, dualism, and dichotomy

For though we may be the Earth's gardeners, we are also its weeds.  And we won't get anywhere until we come to terms with this crucial ambiguity about our role - that we are at once the problem and the only possible solution to the problem.

Michael Pollan

Source: Second Nature: A Gardener's Education, Pages: 115

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on weeds and plants

A weed is a plant whose virtue is not yet known.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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