Planting your Spring Garden is a catchy title for a poem, and caught my attention! Spring is just around the corner and the following poem came across my social media today (from Australia) and it “hit the spot”. I decided to share this on my blog as it is thought provoking and hopefully uplifting.
The credit for writing the poem was given to John Forti (link below). Read on :
Planting Your Spring Garden
For the Garden of Your Daily Living
Plant Three Rows of peas
1. Peace of Mind
2. Peace of Heart
3. Peace of Soul
Plant Four Rows of Squash
1. Squash Gossip
2. Squash Indifference
3. Squash Grumbling
4. Squash Selfishness
Plant Four Rows of Lettuce
1. Lettuce be Faithful
2. Lettuce Be Kind
3. Lettuce Be patient
4. Lettuce Really Love One Another
No Garden is Complete Without Turnips
1. Turnip for Meetings
2. Turnip for Service
3. Turnip to Help One Another
To Conclude our Garden we Must Have Thyme
1. Thyme for Each Other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for Friends
Water Freely with patience and Cultivate with Love.
There is Much Fruit In Your Garden Because
You Reap What You Sow.
Pass It On ! ! !
There you have it with lots to think about and a reminder to consider what is important and what isn't. Seems most appropriate for today and looking to the future. With thanks to Mr. John Forti!
Best wishes ~ and have fun in your Spring garden ~ Liz
Links & References:
- "The Heirloom Gardener - John Forti"
- Tips for growing your favourite vegetables at home in the Pacific Northwest (CAP 2018)
- "Strawberries are Good for Your Health" (CAP 2018)
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