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Inspired By My Pinterest Boards: This Year’s Category is GARDENING
Beverly Nichols’ name should be in the dictionary after the word Quip. He is known for his garden wit and wisdom found in the book Rhapsody in Green, Edited by Roy C. Dicks. Nichols is a celebrated English author whose books have thankfully been rereleased by Timber Press. I have collected most of them. I have laughed my way through Nichols’ adventures, fondly regarded his cast of characters, and marvel at the fun Nichols brings to the subject of gardening. If you have missed him, don’t delay in entering his world that will bring you joy. Here are a few examples of his quips…
The only real expense lies in the upkeep – (a generalization which applies not only to plants but to people, in friends, and to lovers.
The prettiest definition of a weed that I ever read was coined by a learned director of Kew Gardens, Sir Edward Salisbury, who wrote, ‘A weed is a flower in the wrong place.’ Or, more generally, ‘A plant growing where we do not want it.’
Long experience has taught me that people who do not like geraniums have something morally unsound about them. Sooner or later you will find them out; you will discover that they drink, or steal books, or speak sharply to cats. Never trust a man or a woman who is not passionately devoted to geraniums.