"He who would know humility... Must weed a bed of Thyme." [AGS]
Remember Tussie Mussies? Express yourself with flowers. Create a nosegay knowing that each flower has meaning. Send it to a friend or loved one.
"Cut HERBS just as the dew does dry. Tie them loosely and hang them high.” "If you plan to store away; stir the leaves a bit each day." [From American Farmer 1842]
"HE WHO WILL NOT WORK IN HEAT MUST HUNGER IN FROST." [Thomas Jefferson]
"Above the lower plants it towers, The Fennel with its yellow flowers; And in an earlier age than ours- Was gifted with the wondrous powers- Lost vision to restore." [Longfellow]
"To Every Thing There is A Season... And A Thyme For Every Purpose Under Heaven."
"Let the Beauty of what we love be what we do... There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground." [Rumi]
"The first gathering of salads, radishes, and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby... How could anything so beautiful be mine?" [Alice B. Toklas]
In Latin America it is said that anyone who finds mint in bloom on St. John's Day (June 24th) will be happy forever.
"If there's rosemary and rue; these keep seeming and savor all the winter long." [Shakespeare from the Winter's Tale]
The rivers of our soul spring from the same well. [Pachi -Chinese Poet; 772 to 846]
"The red rose whispers of passion And the white rose breathes of love." "O, the Red Rose is a Falcon, And the White Rose is a Dove." [John Boyle O'Reilly]
The 'Doctrine of Signatures' stated that herbs were shaped like the organ they were meant to heal.
"Make you a Garland, Your love to holde. Consider the Rose for Love be Tolde." For Virtue, Mint- For Wisdom, Sage. Weave Ivy with Patience; Bay for Honour. Thyme as Courage, And Rosemary for Remembrance."
"Speak to the Earth, and It shall teach thee." [Job 12:8]
As aromatic plants bestow No spicy fragrance while they grow, But crush'd or trodden to the ground, Diffuse their balmy sweets around. [Oliver Goldsmith]
To become a medicine person is to realize that one has the gift to share and has an inherently great capacity for carrying energy and that energy may be positive for the benefit of people. One chooses to walk in the medicine way. And it chooses you. [Dhyani Ywahoo, Tsalagi (Cherokee) Nation]
"Vervain and Dill... Hinder Witches from Their Will." Then finally:
How do I love thee? I love thee to the very Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme that my Soul can Reach! [Ellen Sue Smythe]