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Judith Proctor ([personal profile] watervole) wrote2017-07-23 06:37 pm

Suggestions needed for motto

 I'm nearing the end of a piece of cross-stitch that I've been working on for about a decade.  It isn't that big a project, but I had detours into knitting another other embroideries.  This used to be my 'travel' embroidery, in a case ready to go and easy to take anywhere knowing that I had all the necessary bits to do it.

It had a border of poppies and cornflowers and space for my own text in the middle.

But I can't decide what words to put in the centre.  It can't be too lengthy, a dozen words at most, and fewer might be better.

I'm hunting for something that says we don't need loads of possessions to be happy; that a garden is a great source of contentment; that life is to be enjoyed while you have it and maybe something ecological as well.

Now, clearly one can't manage all of that....

Random ideas have included:

Gardeners live longer

To be content is the key to happiness

We only have one world, treat it gently

Toss ideas at me.  Anything that sounds good.

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[identity profile] dumain.com 2017-07-23 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Desire is the root of all suffering, Roots on the other hand...

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[personal profile] bugshaw 2017-07-23 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Plant happiness
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[personal profile] kerravonsen 2017-07-23 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh I like that one!
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[personal profile] feng_shui_house 2017-07-23 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I found a few short gardening quotes that might be good. Difficult to convey the messages you'd like in a few words. I think the first one might do.

Bloom where you are planted.

The Earth laughs in flowers.

Flowers feed the soul.
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[personal profile] kerravonsen 2017-07-23 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Do what you like. Like what you do.

Peace. Joy. Love. Gardening.

Tread softly on the world.
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[personal profile] twinfair 2017-07-24 08:27 am (UTC)(link)
There some good quotes here: https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/blogs/32-inspirational-gardening-quotes Most are too long but some are shorter or could be shortened even more. I like "The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." which could be shortened to "Love of Gardening - a seed once sown that never dies". I wanted to take out "that" but it seemed to change the sense!
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[personal profile] commodorified 2017-07-24 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"Wander, ponder and weed"?
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[personal profile] kalypso 2017-07-29 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
Il faut cultiver notre jardin.