Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Advice for Gardeners

My new planter for greens.  Grape vines and our budding fig tree are behind.
 My sweet husband has begun our garden.  He even built this planter for lettuce and spinach.  I saw it on a gardening website and he graciously agreed to make one.  I like it because I can snip the new leaves without having to bend over.  Pretty ingenious, huh?  He's the best husband in the world.  
I ran across this poem earlier in the week, and wanted to share it with my fellow gardeners.  It's old and I don't know the author, but I like it.  
 Advice for Gardeners
 Plant three rows of Squash:
Squash Gossip
Squash Criticism
Squash Indifference

Plant three rows of Peas:
Purity
Patience
Perseverance

Plant four rows of Lettuce:
Let us be Kind
Let us be Faithful
Let us be Obedient
Let us Love one another

No Garden is complete without Turnips:
Turn up for Meetings
Turn up for Service
Turn up to lend a Helping Hand

To conclude our planting,
We must have Thyme:
Thyme for G-d
Thyme for Study
Thyme for Prayer

Water freely with Patience and Cultivate with Love.
There is much fruit in Your Garden.
Because you Reap what you Sow.

The world is G-d's garden.
We are here for a short time.
Let us be thankful for having the privilege of the visit.

Author unknown

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