Monday, May 02, 2005

Quotes about Weeds

They know, they just know where to grow, how to dupe you, and how to camouflage themselves among the perfectly respectable plants, they just know, and therefore, I've concluded weeds must have brains.  ~Dianne Benson, Dirt, 1994 We can in fact only define a weed, mutatis mutandis, in terms of the well-known definition of dirt - as matter out of place.  What we call a weed is in fact merely a plant growing where we do not want it.  ~E.J. Salisbury, The Living Garden, 1935 But make no mistake:  the weeds will win; nature bats last.  ~Robert M. Pyle Free Weeds U Pick 'Em ~Author Unknown One is tempted to say that the most human plants, after all, are the weeds.  ~John Burroughs, Pepacton, 1881 One person's weed is another person's wildflower.  ~Author Unknown Many gardeners will agree that hand-weeding is not the terrible drudgery that it is often made out to be.  Some people find in it a kind of soothing monotony.  It leaves their minds free to develop the plot for their next novel or to perfect the brilliant repartee with which they should have encountered a relative's latest example of unreasonableness.  ~Christopher Lloyd, The Well-Tempered Garden, 1973 What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Fortune of the Republic, 1878 THANK YOU to Michael

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