Eleanor Perenyi Famous Quotes & Sayings

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13 Eleanor Perenyi Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: Or perhaps you notice a congregation of ladybugs on a rose stalk. Don't invoke the Or perhaps you notice a congregation of ladybugs on a rose stalk. Don't invoke the old nursery saying and ask them to fly away home. Their house is not on fire. Your roses are, with aphids, which the ladybugs are feeding on - and you can bless yourself that they have come to your rescue.
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Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: I have spoken to plants myself, and if pressed for conclusions would have to say I have spoken to plants myself, and if pressed for conclusions would have to say that those I threatened did better than those I - well, I wouldn't say prayed over, but pleaded with, cajoled. A rhododendron that hadn't bloomed for six years was flatly told it would be removed the following year if there were no flowers. Need I say that it has bloomed profusely ever since?
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Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: Sooner or later every gardener must face the fact that certain things are going to Sooner or later every gardener must face the fact that certain things are going to die on him. It is a temptation to be anthropomorphic about plants, to suspect that they do it to annoy.
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Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: A gift of flowers to a woman implies that she is as deliciously desirable as A gift of flowers to a woman implies that she is as deliciously desirable as the blossoms themselves; but there may be another and hidden message, contained in the old-fashioned phrases like 'shy as a violet, 'clinging vine,' not originally conceived as pejoratives, that tells more of the truth - which is that flowers are also emblems of feminine submission.
Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: It takes a while to grasp that not all failures are self-imposed, the result of It takes a while to grasp that not all failures are self-imposed, the result of ignorance, carelessness or inexperience. It takes a while to grasp that a garden isn't a testing ground for character and to stop asking, what did I do wrong? Maybe nothing.
Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: Americans resent the vagaries of weather to a degree unknown to other peoples ... Weather Americans resent the vagaries of weather to a degree unknown to other peoples ... Weather is a force we have lost touch with. We feel entitled to dominate it, like everything else in the environment, and when we can't are more panic-stricken than primitives who know that when nature is out of control they can only pray to the gods.
Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: To garden is to let optimism get the better of judgment. To garden is to let optimism get the better of judgment.
Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: To see things in black and white is to see the basics, and I would To see things in black and white is to see the basics, and I would recommend to any designer of gardens that he go out and look at his work by the light of the moon.
Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: I love blue more than any other color. I am inordinately attracted to any blue I love blue more than any other color. I am inordinately attracted to any blue substance: to minerals like turquoise and lapis lazuli, to sapphires and aquamarines; to cobalt skies and blue-black seas; Moslem tiles - and to a blue flower whether or not it has any other merit.
Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: September is the time to begin again. In the country, when I could smell the September is the time to begin again. In the country, when I could smell the wood-smoke in the forest, and the curtains could be drawn when the tea came in, on the first autumn evening, I always felt that my season of good luck had come.
Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: [Petunias are] as hopelessly impractical as a chiffon ball dress. [Petunias are] as hopelessly impractical as a chiffon ball dress.
Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: A garden is a private world or it is nothing. A garden is a private world or it is nothing.
Eleanor Perenyi Sayings: Gertrude Jekyll, like Monet, was a painter with poor eyesight, and their gardens - his Gertrude Jekyll, like Monet, was a painter with poor eyesight, and their gardens - his at Giverny in the Seine valley, hers in Surrey - had resemblance's that may have sprung from this condition. Both loved plants that foamed and frothed over walls and pergolas, spread in tides beneath trees; both saw flowers in islands of colored light - an image the normal eye captures only by squinting.