Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Garden Quotes - Plants are Like the People

While doing some research on dyeing with plants, I came across this wonderful quote. It is from North American Dye Plants by Anne Bliss - which is a wonderful and very useful book on dyeing.

Plants growing in North America are similar in many ways to the people living in North America. Some are natives; some are recent immigrants or transplants; and some, who have been around a generation or two, are naturalized. Some are gregarious and like to live close together, and some, because of habit or environment, live far apart. Some are beautiful, others not so beautiful. Some live where they are wanted; others live where they aren't. And they come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and dispositions.

Yes, our green neighbors are truly like us. Or is it that we are like them?