Daily Archives: March 23, 2015

R W Emerson, Primroses and Euphorbia

1    I heard this on the radio this morning and really liked it.

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) American Essayist & Poet

2   I went out in the front garden today and did some pruning and some weeding. It is such a very long time since I was able to do such simple things and it gave me great pleasure. Our Spring garden is looking lovely with Daffodils, three colours of Primroses and some Wallflowers.

3    There was a most attractive plant in the Flowerpot carpark in town today. I think, after some research, that it is a Euphorbia characias ‘Black Pearl’

Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl'

Euphorbia characias ‘Black Pearl’


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