A Better Land, A Better Gardener

A Better Land, A Better Gardener




Garden Poem of the Day

The Gardener
By Katharine Tynan

For the light heart or heavy heart
Medicine. Set thou a time apart,
And to thy garden thee betake
With hoe and spade and pot and rake.

Mark thou thy garden, and not spare
Thyself as honest labourer.
Break thou the earth and turn withal,
So the live airs thereon shall fall.

Then set thy little seeds in rows,
With the kind earth for swaddling-clothes.
And these shall presently awake,
And into life and praise shall break.

Hoe, thin, and water then, that these
May spread their growing limbs at ease;
And prune the vaulting boughs lest they
Should dwindle for the warmth of day.

Soon shall the sweet Spring trumpets ring,
And all the world sing thoughts for Spring;
Then from the wormy beds shall rise
Creatures that wear the peacock's eyes.

No man shall childless go who hath
Raised these sweet babies out of death.
O peachy cheeks and goldilocks,
And maids in rose and scarlet frocks!

Here shall resort the butterfly,
The birds set up their lives hereby:
The mealy-mouthed bee shall come
For honey for his queen at home.

Brown shall the man grow, being wooed
With the sun's kisses, brave and good;
Shall be an-hungered, and being fed,
Shall find his bed a golden bed.

Squirrels and hares and gamesome things,
And all sweet folks that go on wings,
Shall sit with him when he shall eat,
And ask a blessing on his meat.

The wonders of the skies for him
Shall open, nor his eyes be dim,
And seeing the first leaf unfold,
He shall praise God an hundredfold.

Yea, he shall learn from his employ
How God turns mourning into joy,
And from earth's graves calls up at last
His flowers when all the Winter's past.

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What are your ultimate fave leafy greens to grow, Happy Gardeners? 🌿🌿🌿 . Here are some awesome salad greens grown by @urbanveggiepatch 💚😍 . . . 🔸️Garden Poem of the Day🔸️ . "The Gardener" By Katharine Tynan For the light heart or heavy heart Medicine. Set thou a time apart, And to thy garden thee betake With hoe and spade and pot and rake. Mark thou thy garden, and not spare Thyself as honest labourer. Break thou the earth and turn withal, So the live airs thereon shall fall. Then set thy little seeds in rows, With the kind earth for swaddling-clothes. And these shall presently awake, And into life and praise shall break. Hoe, thin, and water then, that these May spread their growing limbs at ease; And prune the vaulting boughs lest they Should dwindle for the warmth of day. Soon shall the sweet Spring trumpets ring, And all the world sing thoughts for Spring; Then from the wormy beds shall rise Creatures that wear the peacock's eyes. No man shall childless go who hath Raised these sweet babies out of death. O peachy cheeks and goldilocks, And maids in rose and scarlet frocks! Here shall resort the butterfly, The birds set up their lives hereby: The mealy-mouthed bee shall come For honey for his queen at home. Brown shall the man grow, being wooed With the sun's kisses, brave and good; Shall be an-hungered, and being fed, Shall find his bed a golden bed. Squirrels and hares and gamesome things, And all sweet folks that go on wings, Shall sit with him when he shall eat, And ask a blessing on his meat. The wonders of the skies for him Shall open, nor his eyes be dim, And seeing the first leaf unfold, He shall praise God an hundredfold. Yea, he shall learn from his employ How God turns mourning into joy, And from earth's graves calls up at last His flowers when all the Winter's past. . ______________________________________________________________ . Want to be featured on our page? Use #thehappygardeninglife in your posts! 🌱 . . . . . #happygardening #happygardener #happygardeners #gardening #garden #gardener #organicgardening #urbangardening #greenthumb #growforit #growyourown #growyourownfood #greens #saladgreens

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Gardener's Quote of the Day

"In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener."

— Robert Rodale

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Glass gem corn is great for crafts and display, grinding into cornmeal, and for making popcorn. What's your favorite way to enjoy this gorgeous corn variety? 🧡🌽 . Video credit: @sandysawmill 💜🌿 . . . 🔸️Garden Quote of the Day🔸️ . "In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener." - Robert Rodale . ______________________________________________________________ . Want to be featured on our page? Use #thehappygardeninglife in your posts! 🌱 . . . . . #happygardening #happygardener #happygardeners #gardening #garden #gardener #organicgardening #urbangardening #greenthumb #growforit #growyourown #growyourownfood #homegrown #homestead #urbangarden #plant #plants #plantbased #healthy #organic #corn #glassgemcorn #popcorn #cornvariety #questions #questionoftheday #gardenquestion

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Gardening Question of the Day

What is one vegetable that you never get tired of growing?

 

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