Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Another great gardening quotation


And a new one for me, so I just had to add it as a follow-up to my last post.

As long as one has a garden, one has a future.
As long as one has a future, one is alive. 

Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden, "In the Garden"

Now I want to re-read The Secret Garden, but that will have to wait until next winter. Weeding beckons for our garlic fields as does bed preparation for our family garden. In the meantime, I hope you nurture your future by getting your hands in the soil sometime this spring. :)

Cultivating health through a garden's nourishment of both body and soul,

Diana Dyer, MS, RD

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Gardening as "Therapy"

I have my personal belief that gardening is the best all-encompassing and most effective type of complementary medicine, i.e. "therapy", that one could possibly choose for both healing and health. Thus the following poster brought a smile to my face this morning and thus I want to share it on my 'cancer victory gardens' blog, hoping it brings a smile to your face and an urge to get outside with your hands in the soil.


Well, the great part is you get so much more than tomatoes! I'll leave you with my two favorite quotes about gardening, and you'll get the idea of what I mean when I say gardening gives you so much more than tomatoes. :)

Gardening is a labor of love.
A treadmill is just labor.
~ Anonymous

Life begins the day you plant a garden.
~ Chinese Proverb

Cultivating health through a garden's nourishment of both body and soul,

Diana Dyer, MS, RD