Garden Quotes

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A flower is an educated weed.
Luther Burbank

A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul.
Sadi Ranson

A garden is a friend you can visit any time.
Unknown Author

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
Gertrude Jekyll

A garden is a symbol of man’s arrogance, perverting nature to human ends.
Tim Smit

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.
May Sarton

A garden is evidence of faith. It links us with all the misty figures of the past who also planted and were nourished by the fruits of their planting.
Gladys Taber

A garden is never so good as it will be next year.
Thomas Cooper

A garden is the best alternative therapy.
Germaine Greer

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
Luis Barragan

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
Liberty Hyde Bailey

A garden was the primitive prison, till man with Promethean felicity and boldness, luckily sinned himself out of it.
Charles Lamb

A gardener’s best tool is the knowledge from previous seasons. And it can be recorded in a $2 notebook.
Andy Tomolonis

A good garden may have some weeds.
Thomas Fuller

A life with love must have some thorns, but a life with no love will have no roses.
Unknown Author

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
D. Elton Trueblood

A man of words and not deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
Unknown Author

A man should never plant a garden larger than his wife can take care of.
T. H. Everett

A modest garden contains, for those who know how to look and to wait, more instruction than a library.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
Liberty Hyde Bailey

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
Unknown Author

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
Doug Larson

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
James Russell Lowell

A weed is only a misplaced plant.
Unknown Author

All gardeners know better than other gardeners.
Unknown Author

All gardening is landscape painting.
William Kent

All my hurts my garden spade can heal.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the wars of the world, all the Caesars, have not the staying power of a lily in a cottage garden.
Reginald Farrer

All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.
Helen Hayes

Almost any garden, if you see it at just the right moment, can be confused with paradise.
Henry Mitchell

Always remember the beauty of the garden, for there is peace.
Unknown Author

Among gardeners, enthusiasm and experience rarely exist in equal measures.
Roger B. Swain

An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life.
Cora Lea Bell

An optimistic gardener is one who believes that whatever goes down must come up.
Leslie Hall

April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

As a gardener, I’m among those who believe that much of the evidence of God’s existence has been planted.
Robert Brault

As the Garden Grows, so does the Gardener.
Unknown Author

Bloom where you are planted!
Mary Engelbert

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.
The Quran

But a weed is simply a plant that wants to grow where people want something else. In blaming nature, people mistake the culprit. Weeds are people’s idea, not nature’s.
Unknown Author

But each spring… a gardening instinct, sure as the sap rising in the trees, stirs within us. We look about and decide to tame another little bit of ground.
Lewis Gannit

But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings – then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.
George Cadbury

Cares melt when you kneel in your garden.
Unknown Author

Compared to gardeners, I think it is generally agreed that others understand very little about anything of consequence.
Henry Mitchell

Cultivate the garden within.
Unknown Author

Despite the gardener’s best intentions, Nature will improvise.
Michael P. Garafalo

Do not be afraid to go out on a limb… That’s where the fruit is.
Unknown Author

Don’t wear perfume in the garden – unless you want to be pollinated by bees.
Anne Raver

Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
Douglas William Jerrold

Earth laughs in flower.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines. That is the only possible way to create a garden, irespective of size or wealth.
Vita Sackville-West

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
May Sarton

Fingers now scented with sage and rosemary, a kneeling gardener is lost in savory memories.
Dr. SunWolf

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Luther Burbank

Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.
Henry Ward Beecher

Flowers grow in inches, but are destroyed by feet.
Unknown Author

Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.
Unknown Author

Friends are flowers in life’s garden.
Unknown Author

Garden as though you will live forever.
William Kent

Gardeners, I think, dream bigger dreams than Emperor’s.
Mary Cantwell

Gardening gives one back a sense of proportion about everything – except itself.
May Sarton

Gardening has just sort of grown on me. I find it therapeutic. And I like smelly things.
Clive Anderson

Gardening imparts an organic perspective on the passage of time.
William Cowper

Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.
Lewis Gannit

Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.
Unknown Author

Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.
Unknown Author

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.
Lindley Karstens

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.
Unknown Author

Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.
Henry David Thoreau

Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.
Oscar de la Renta

Gardening is medicine that does not need a prescription… And with no limit on dosage.
Unknown Author

Gardening is not a rational act.
Margaret Atwood

Gardening is something you learn by doing – and by making mistakes, like cooking, gardening is a constant process of experimentation, repeating the successes and throwing out the failures.
Carol Stocker

Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.
Elizabeth Murray

Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job.
George Bernard Shaw

Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration.
Lou Erickson

Gardening, like sex and food, lies somewhere between art and nature, being wholly neither but partly both.
Roger Grounds

Gardens always mean something else, man absolutely uses one thing to say another.
Robert Harbison

Gardens are a form of autobiography.
Sydney Eddison

Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.
Rudyard Kipling

Gardens… should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves.
H. E. Bates

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Walt Whitman

God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Francis Bacon

God gave us memories that we may have roses in December.
J. M. Barrie

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.
Unknown Author

Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.
J. Willard Marriott

Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart.
Russell Page

Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.
C. W. Earle

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
Caecilius Statius

He who plants a tree loves others besides himself.
Unknown Author

He who plants a tree, plants a hope.
Unknown Author

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
May Sarton

Hoeing in the garden on a bright, soft May day, when you are not obligated to, is nearly equal to the delight of going trouting.
Charles Dudley Warner

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
Alexander Smith

How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.
Benjamin Disraeli

I am fully and intensely aware that plants are conscious of love and respond to it as they do to nothing else.
Celia Thaxter

I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good.
Michael Fish

I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.
Frances Hodgson Burnett

I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error.
Sara Stein

I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself.
Peter Smithers

I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me.
Robert Brault

I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.
Martha Smith

I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
Luis Barragan

I don’t hold that everybody has to love fashion. Some people like gardening.
Steven Cojocaru

I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.
Roland A. Beowne

I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
Walt Disney

I garden, therefore I am.
Unknown Author

I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing… getting back to reality.
Adam Ant

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
David Hobson

I guess a good gardener always starts as a good weeder.
Amos Pettingill

I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.
John Erskine

I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren’t really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening.
Ken Thompson

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
Robert Bridges

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
Willa Cather

I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens.
Elton John

I love a lot of things, and I’m pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I’d be an obsessive hairdresser.
Gates McFadden

I love decorating my home. I’m a gardener too, so that’s usually something I have to play catch up with.
Suzy Bogguss

I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.
Dorothy Malone

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large Garden.
Abraham Cowley

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
Claude Monet

I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
Penelope Keith

I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees – just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it.
Sean Bean

I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself. And I find sufficient purpose for my day.
Robert Brault

I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.
F. Frankfort Moore

I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.
Phyllis Theroux

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
Carolus Linnaeus

If I’m ever reborn, I want to be a gardener – there’s too much to do for one lifetime.
Karl Foerster

If there was a big gardening convention, and you got up and gave a speech in favor of fast-motion gardening, I bet you would get booed right off the stage. They’re just not ready.
Jack Handey

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
Luther Burbank

If you are a garden plant you are regarded; well regarded, just as long as you stay in the garden.
Davies Gilbert

If you are not killing plants, you are not really stretching yourself as a gardener.
J. C. Raulston

If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.
John Harrison

If you cross a rambling rose with a pansy, you get a rose that still rambles, but it also skips!
Unknown Author

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden.
Unknown Author

If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
Vincent Van Gogh

If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.
Robert Brault

I’m not really a career person. I’m a gardener, basically.
George Harrison

I’m not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I’m always wearing a hat and sunblock.
Carolyn Murphy

I’m pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I’m doing something constructive.
Simon Baker

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy.
Robert Brault

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.
Sam Llewelyn

In his garden every man may be his own artist without apology or explanation.
Louise Beebe Wilder

In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
Kozuko Okakura

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.
Abram L. Urban

In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it.
Frank McKinney Hubbard

In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.
Alice Walker

In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger.
Kobayashi Issa

In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there. To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe. I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels.

In the garden, my soul is sunshine.
Unknown Author

In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Albert Schweitzer

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
Robert Louis Stevenson

It is a greater act of faith to plant a bulb than to plant a tree.
Clare Leighton

It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
James Douglas

It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest.
Orison Swett Marden

It is not enough for a gardener to love flowers; he must also hate weeds.
Unknown Author

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
B. C. Forbes

It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional.
Robert Brault

It used to be thought that our love of plants was an impractical but pure passion. But now, in the age of environmental crisis, we’re discovering that gardening is essential to human life.
Jacqueline Heriteau

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
George Eliot

It’s a sign of wisdom that seeds don’t squander their energy all at once, instead calmly waiting until the time is right. Seeds aren’t stupid.
Midas Dekkers

Just because you’ve only got houseplants doesn’t mean you don’t have the gardening spirit – I look upon myself as an indoor gardener.
Sara Moss-Wolfe

Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.
Unknown Author

Laying out grounds may be considered a liberal art, in some sort like poetry and painting.
William Wordsworth

Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.
Karel Capek

Life is like a rose… More exquisite and precious, When shared with others.
Jane Oechsle Lauer

Like a big mountain, a small garden stimulates, restores, and delights us, just as it poses challenges, promotes mastery, provides exercise and relieves monotony.
Winifred Gallagher

Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable.
Gary Miller

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.
Thomas Fuller

Most people who possess anything like an acre, or half of it, contribute weekly to the support of a gentleman known as Jobbing Gardener. You are warned of the danger that he may prove to be Garden Pest no 1.
C. E. Lucas-Phillips

My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening – corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year.
Emanuel Steward

My garden is my favorite teacher.
Betsy CaƱas Garmon

My garden will never make me famous, I’m a horticultural ignoramus.
Ogden Nash

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view.
H. Fred Dale

My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.
Juliet Mills

My hobby is gardening, I love it, it’s my main hobby. I like being at home and I’m very happy being in my house, I love cooking.
Susan Hampshire

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn’t take it out of my garden.
Eric Morecambe

Nature abhors a garden.
Michael Pollan

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Francis Bacon

No garden is without its weeds.
Thomas Fuller

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
Thomas Jefferson

No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.
Hugh Johnson

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
George Washington Carver

Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.
Walter Scott

Of all the flora and fauna on earth, it is only man that desires or needs rules.
Thomas Clothier

Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof.
Julie Moir Messervy

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one’s horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?
Francis Cabot Lowell

One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds.
Dan Bennett

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.
W. E. Johns

One of the most important resources that a garden makes available for use, is the gardener’s own body. A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support. It is a way of rejoining the human race.
Wendell Berry

One of the worst mistakes you can make as a gardener is to think you’re in charge.
Janet Gillespie

One who plants a garden, plants happiness.
Unknown Author

Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: “Oh, how beautiful!” and sitting in the shade.
Rudyard Kipling

Plant carrots in January and you’ll never have to eat carrots.
Unknown Author

Plants are like people: they’re all different and a little bit strange.
John Kehoe

Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy.
Terri Guillemets

Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul.
Linda Solegato

Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.
Thomas Moore

Presently we pass to some other object which rounds itself into a whole as did the first; for example, a well-laid garden; and nothing seems worth doing but the laying-out of gardens.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labor of being sick.
Thomas Adams

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Rock ‘n’ Roll, no roses or gardening.
Tina Charles

She (or he!) who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see a plant, believes in God.
Unknown Author

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
Alfred Austin

So many seeds – so little time.
Unknown Author

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
Jean Anouilh

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Les Brown

Sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste.
William Shakespeare

Take thy plastic spade, It is thy pencil; take thy seeds, thy plants, They are thy colours.
William Mason

The best fertilizer is the gardener’s shadow.
Unknown Author

The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
George Bernard Shaw

The best things that can come out of the garden are gifts for other people.
Jamie Jobb

The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell someone else where to dig.
Texas Bix Bender

The difference between weeds and flowers is the flowers are the easiest ones to pull out.
Unknown Author

The garden is a mirror of the heart.
Unknown Author

The garden is the poor man’s apothecary.
German Proverb

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
Michael Pollan

The garden that is finished is dead.
H. E. Bates

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.
Stephen Gardiner

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
Alfred Austin

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.
Hanna Rion

The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth.
Dorothy Frances Gurney

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
Gertrude Jekyll

The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.
Vita Sackville-West

The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.
Unknown Author

The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before.
Vita Sackville-West

The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
Luther Burbank

The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London.
Jeremy Northam

The sun, with all those plants revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Galileu Galilei

The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.
Phyllis McGinley

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.
Janet Kilburn Phillips

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.
Mirabel Osler

There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
Minnie Aumonier

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
Alfred Austin

There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God.
Thomas Jefferson

Though an old man I am but a young gardener.
Thomas Jefferson

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
Henry David Thoreau

Tickle the earth with a hoe, it will laugh a harvest.
Unknown Author

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
Beverley Nichols

To dig one’s own spade into one’s own earth! Has life anything better to offer than this?
Beverley Nichols

To dwell is to garden.
Martin Heidegger

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
Mahatma Gandhi

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
Lao Tzu

Today the art of gardening is practised much more often than any other, in ignorant, impulsive ways, by people who never stop to think that it is an art at all.
M. G. Van Rensselaer

Tomatoes and squash never fail to reach maturity. You can spray them with acid, beat them with sticks and burn them; they love it.
S. J. Perelman

Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity.
Thomas Jefferson

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
Zora Neale Hurston

Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden.
Orson Scott Card

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so called scientific knowledge.
Thomas A. Edison

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?
Alice Walker

Use plants to bring life.
Douglas Wilson

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Abraham Lincoln

We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.
Unknown Author

We had better find a way to grow things in asphalt before we cover the world with it.
Rodger B. Swain

We have descended into the garden and caught three hundred slugs. How I love the mixture of the beautiful and the squalid in gardening. It makes it so lifelike.
Evelyn Underhill

We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.

Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.
Marcelene Cox

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.
Dixie Lee Ray

What a blessing it is to love books. Everybody must love something, and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial and unfailing returns as books and a garden.
Elizabeth von Arnim

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
Charles Dudley Warner

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a weed? I have heard it said that there are sixty definitions. For me, a weed is a plant out of place.
Donald Culross Peattie

What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies?
Roy Rogers

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
William Shakespeare

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.
Robert Smithson

When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside, too.
Linda Solegato

When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.
Unknown Author

When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.
Minnie Aumonier

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.
Unknown Author

When words escape, flowers speak.
Bruce W. Currie

When you have done your best for a flower, and it fails, you have some reason to be aggrieved.
Frank Swinnerton

Where but in a garden do summer hours pass so quickly.
Unknown Author

Where flowers bloom so does hope.
Lady Bird Johnson

Where you have a plot of land, however small, plant a garden. Staying close to the soil is good for the soul.
Spencer W. Kimball

Who has learned to garden who did not at the same time learn to be patient.
H. L. V. Fletcher

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
William Cowper

Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps, Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvest reaps.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn’t room for any other thought.
Sophie Scholl

Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is as one who ploughs but does not sow.

Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.
Robert Brault

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
Lope de Vega

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
Dogen Zenji

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.
Unknown Author

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Unknown Author

You do not need to know anything about a plant to know that it is beautiful.
Montagu Don

You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach that which you can never learn from masters.
Saint Bernard

Your first job is to prepare the soil. The best tool for this is your neighbor’s garden tiller. If your neighbor does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one.
Dave Barry

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