Sunday, May 16, 2010
Gardening is such great therapy
I love gardening! It's like all the stress runs down from my shoulders and down to earth when I put my hands in dirt :P . It's a great way to relax! I wish I had more time for it! And a bigger garden too! Alhamdulilah I have the little one anyway!
Gardening grows patience (or at least it should :P ). I have been growing some flowers from seeds inside the house for more than a month, because the spring has been quite cold. Now the weather got more warm and I planted those flowers outside. InshaAllah they will not die if it comes cold again! It might take two months before they bloom, so it's a long wait!
Another long wait just ended! Some of the tulips are finally blooming! MashaAllah they're beautiful! I planted the bulbs in September! I hope inshaAllah the rest of the tulips will bloom very soon, maybe already tomorrow! In a garden, as well as in the nature everywhere of course, you can really see the beauty of Allah's greations mashaAllah!
There's so many brilliant quotes about gardening too! I have posted a few of them here, because they express my feelings and say it in much better way than I ever could! I think I'm having a bad english day, the words just don't come out from my mouth (=keyboard :P lol)
Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. ~Lindley Karstens, noproblemgarden.com
You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~Author Unknown
My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view. ~H. Fred Dale
Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. ~Lou Erickson
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. ~Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 1871
There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler
The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~Hanna Rion
In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~Abram L. Urban
God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. ~Author Unknown
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown
It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not. ~W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman, Garden Rubbish, 1936
I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error. ~Sara Stein, My Weeds, 1988
Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden. ~Robert Brault