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    New words are always being born and old ones fading away.
    — Patience Strong
    gardening is something more than a pastime; it is a religion.
    — Patience Strong
    I thought I had finished with romantic adventures, but half-way through life and well past the age for losing one's heart, I was suddenly swept off my feet by a new love, a passionate, tyrannical, all-absorbing emotion: the love of a garden.
    — Patience Strong
    Winter sunshine is a fairy wand touching everything with a strange magic. It is like the smile of a friend in time of sorrow.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: time  friends  magic  sorrow  smile  winter 
     
    in February there is everything to hope for and nothing to regret.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: regret  hope 
     
    much of gardening is a struggle against the fecundity of Nature.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: nature  struggle 
     
    If you want good roses, sharpen your knife and harden your heart.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: heart 
     
    September is the month of maturity; the heaped basket and the garnered sheaf. It is the month of climax and completion. September! I never tire of turning it over and over in my mind. It has warmth, depth and colour. It glows like old amber.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: mind 
     
    This is the divine moment when we can hold the fairest blossom of spring in one hand and the sweetest flowers of early summer in the other.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: moment  divine  summer  flowers 
     
    I welcome the autumnal chill in the air. There is a stimulation about it. Life moves to a different rhythm. There is a sense of change in the atmosphere and change is good inasmuch as it prevents stagnation. We should grow weary of a summer that never ended.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: summer 
     
    Success and failure, triumph and disaster. That is the rhythm of life in the garden.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: failure  success  garden 
     
    Few would dispute with the rose her claim to be the queen of flowers, for where is her equal to be found? Is she not God's masterpiece?
    — Patience Strong
    tags: flowers  god 
     
    Every noble achievement is a dream before it is a reality just as the oak is an acorn before it is a tree.
    — Patience Strong
    ....the ancient ritual of the earth; ploughing and planting, reaping and threshing. The fundamental business remains unaltered; it is only the methods and tools that science is changing.
    — Patience Strong
    In looking back we remember only the triumphant consummations of each season. Failures and frustrations are forgotten; garden-memories are as perfect as garden-hopes.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: failure 
     
    The trees change their voices in autumn as well as their shapes. No longer do they whisper to one another in muffled tones as they did in summer; they talk in a different leaf-language now. The wind moves through the boughs like fingers drawn across the strings of a harp filling the air with the harsh dry sound of sapless leaves. It is the main theme of the autumn music, this murmuring counterpoint of dead leaves.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: music 
     
    While it is February one can taste the full joys of anticipation. Spring stands at the gate with her finger on the latch.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: joy 
     
    Happy is the person who can keep a quiet heart, in the chaos and tumult of this modern world.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: people  heart  world  chaos 
     
    It has been said that the only reason for leaving England is to give yourself the pleasure of coming back to it.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: pleasure  england 
     
    Life is like a field, where we must gather what we grow, weed or wheat... this is the law, we reap the crop we sow.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: law 
     
    In a garden you can find, quiet thoughts that calm the mind.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: thoughts  mind  garden 
     
    Forget the times of trouble, but not the truths they taught. Forget the days of sorrow, but not the strength they brought. Forget the storms you battled through beneath a heavy load - but not the light that led you safely down the unknown road.
    — Patience Strong
    tags: time  truth  sorrow  strength 
     
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