Gardening Quotes

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

 

Gardening is not a rational act. -Margaret Atwood

 

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

 

Perennials are the ones that grow like weeds, biennials are the ones that die this year instead of next, and hardy annuals are the ones that never come up at all. Katherine - Whitehorn

 

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

 

It is no use asking me or anyone else how to dig...Better to go and watch a man digging, and then take a spade and try to do it. -Gertrude Jekyll

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Earth laughs in flower. - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Unknown

 

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

 

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

 

Cares melt when you kneel in your garden.

 

A garden is a friend you can visit any time.

 

Friends are flowers in life's garden.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

I garden, therefore I am. Unknown

 

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

 

Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You're closer to God's heart in a garden than any place else on earth. - Dorothy Frances Gurney

 

Don't grumble that roses have thorns, be thankful that thorns have roses. Unknown

 

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

 

When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, There is always the garden. - Minnie Aumonier

 

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

 

Cultivate the garden within. - Unknown

 

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

 

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 Gantt

 

A weed is only a misplaced plant. - Unknown

 

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 is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. - Emerson

 

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

 

Gardening is the purest of human pleasures. - Francis Bacon - Unknown

 

The garden is a mirror of the heart. - Unknown

 

One who plants a garden, plants happiness. Unknown

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

As Rosemary is to the spirit, so Lavender is to the soul. - Unknown

 

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

 

As the Garden Grows, so grows the Gardener. - Unknown

 

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. - Unknown

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

In the Garden, my soul is sunshine. Unknown

 

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

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

 

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -- Marcel Proust

 

So many seeds -- so little time. - Unknown

 

Where but in a garden do summer hours pass so quickly? - Unknown

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Spring is nature's way of saying, Let's party! - Robin Williams

 

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

 

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

 

All gardeners know better than other gardeners. - Chinese Proverb

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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