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