Popular Quotes of Gardening

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1If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.Marcus Tullius Cicero
2You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.Pablo Neruda
3The 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
4Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.Luther Burbank
5It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.B. C. Forbes
6When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.Ramakrishna
7A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.Gertrude Jekyll
8Won&’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
9A 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
10To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.William Blake
11Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.A. A. Milne
12It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.George Eliot
13A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.Dogen
14Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.Georges Bernanos
15I like gardening – it&’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.Alice Sebold
16Isn&’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?Douglas Adams
17In search of my mother&’s garden, I found my own.Alice Walker
18We 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.Voltaire
19Use plants to bring life.Douglas Wilson
20One 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
21He plants trees to benefit another generation.Caecilius Statius
22If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.John Harrison
23Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.D. H. Lawrence
24A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.Roberto Burle Marx
25Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.Daniel Webster
26All gardening is landscape painting.William Kent
27In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.Margaret Atwood
28There&’s something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy.Ken Kesey
29Gardens are not made by singing &’Oh, how beautiful,&’ and sitting in the shade.Rudyard Kipling
30Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they&’re tender. They have to be persistent.Ralph Fiennes
31From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.Thomas Moore
32The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.Gertrude Jekyll
33To dwell is to garden.Martin Heidegger
34Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.Alfred Austin
35I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.Martha Smith
36Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!Sitting Bull
37If a tree dies, plant another in its place.Carolus Linnaeus
38The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.Luther Burbank
39I&’ve always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend.C. Z. Guest
40A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.Doug Larson
41Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.Zora Neale Hurston
42Gardening is how I relax. It&’s another form of creating and playing with colors.Oscar de la Renta
43Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place. I think of gardens I have seen, that I believe I have seen, that I long to see, surrounded by simple walls, columns, arcades or the facades of buildings – sheltered places of great intimacy where I want to stay for a long time.Peter Zumthor
44Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.Sigmund Freud
45Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
46What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.Ralph Waldo Emerson
47God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.Francis Bacon
48The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.William Wordsworth
49A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.Gertrude Stein
50Flowers are happy things.P. G. Wodehouse
51Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.Dixie Lee Ray
52Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That&’s the fun of them. You&’re always learning.Helen Mirren
53The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.Michael Pollan
54We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?Wendell Berry
55Everything 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
56Help 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
57If your knees aren&’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.Bill Watterson
58But 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
59A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.Luis Barragan
60And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.Khalil Gibran

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