Saturday, March 15, 2008

We have babies!

From our seed starting adventures a couple of weeks ago, some of the seeds have sprouted!

"Now it behoves anyone who desires to be a skillful herbalist, to be present when the plants first shoot out of the earth, when they are fully grown, and when they begin to fade. For he who is only present at the budding of the herb, cannot know it when full grown, nor he who hath examined a full grown herb recognize it when it has only just appeared above the ground, owing to the changes in the shape of the leaves and the size of the stalks, and the flowers and of certain other known characteristics, a great mistake has been made by some who have not paid proper attention to them in this manner."

Dioscorides' Advice to Gardeners
over 2000 years ago

1 comment:

La Tea Dah said...

I love the quote --- oh, so true! Your little seedlings are such hope for spring!

Please stop by Gracious Hospitality. I'd love to have you join in the tea blog-a-thon there!