Friday, May 24, 2013

Gardening Quote for the Day (Hidden Art Chapter 6)

"A Christian individual or organization should not move into a property and turn it into a shambles.  The opposite should be true.  It should grow and blossom into a place of beauty, demonstrating something of the wonder of the One who made plant life to produce seeds in the first place."  ~~ Edith Schaeffer, The Hidden Art of Homemaking

Photos by Mr. Fixit.  Copyright 2013 Dewey's Treehouse.

Linked from the Chapter 6 Linky at Ordo Amoris Blog


hsmominmo said...

I like this quote. I often tell my children we should leave a place looking better than when we arrived.

Unknown said...

I have been thinking about that quote quite a bit also. It would make a heady discussion because for some reason you rarely see flowers planted on church properties around here although the lawns are generally nice.

But one local church offers community gardening plots and I love seeing them when we drive past.

Leslie said...

This quote makes me think of something in my memory from the Wendell Berry book Hannah Coulter. It is how they improved their property and instead of getting married and immediately going into debt (or coming into marriage in debt) they increased their value by building it into something good and worthwhile. Well...that is my paraphrase. Wish I had written that down somewhere.