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  • How Does Your Garden Grow?

    March 8, 2007

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    Kind hearts are the gardens,
    Kind thoughts are the roots,
    Kind words are the flowers,
    Kind deeds are the fruits.

    Take care of your garden
    And keep out the weeds,
    Fill it with sunshine
    Kind words and kind deeds.

    ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    16 Comments »

    1. Tammy Marcelain says:

      I LOVE that poem. Thank you for posting it.

      March 8th, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    2. Tara says:

      Gorgeous photos.

      March 9th, 2007 at 4:09 am

    3. bonniebeth says:

      A perfect way to start my morning. Thank you for the reminder.

      March 9th, 2007 at 7:43 am

    4. Shalee says:

      Perhaps this will explain why every garden I try to grow dies a withering, wilting death…

      But I love me some Longfellow! Thanks for posting such a bright and thoughtful eloquence.

      March 9th, 2007 at 8:30 am

    5. meredith says:

      Thanks for the kind reminder.

      March 9th, 2007 at 11:45 am

    6. truevyne says:

      How does my garden grow? Honestly, full o’ weeds with some beautiful blooms in between.

      March 9th, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    7. wordgirl says:

      A lovely thought to begin our Spreak Break. Thanks.

      March 9th, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    8. Overwhelmed! says:

      What a beautiful poem! Both of my grandmothers were excellent gardeners, literally and figuratively! They were an inspiration to me. This poem reminds me of them!

      March 9th, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    9. Stacey says:

      That was sweet!

      March 9th, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    10. Linda says:

      I’ve never read that poem. It’s beautiful. Thank you so much.
      Enjoy the weekend!

      March 9th, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    11. Gypsy Purple--Chamara says:

      Lovely poem…lovely inspiration

      March 9th, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    12. Michelle says:

      I have never heard that poem. It’s beautiful. I’m going to make a copy and post it on my fridge. Thank you for sharing it.

      March 10th, 2007 at 1:00 am

    13. Elizabeth says:

      I can’t grow a “real” garden (or keep plants alive, for that matter), but I can grow the kind of garden that counts. Thanks, AM (and a nod to Longfellow). Love the picture, too.

      March 10th, 2007 at 8:36 am

    14. Roxanne says:

      I’ve not read that before. I love it, and it’s going in my “things I like” file.

      March 10th, 2007 at 11:05 am

    15. leslieann says:

      Beautiful…the poem and the photo.

      I also love Longfellow. We had a bassett hound named Sypsie and her daddy’s registered name was Henry Waddle Longfeller. Totally off the subject, but this just reminded me of that.

      =)

      March 10th, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    16. sílvia oliveira says:

      Lovely poem and roses picture! Thanks for both!

      August 19th, 2007 at 6:57 pm

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