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Gardening Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Gardening

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Gardening is not a rational act.
- Margaret Atwood

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

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

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

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

Gardening is all about optimism.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent


 

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

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
- William Cowper

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

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

To dwell is to garden.
- Martin Heidegger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use plants to bring life.
- Douglas Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Voltaire

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

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

Garden as though you will live forever.
- William Kent

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

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

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

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

What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?
- Roy Rogers

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

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

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

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

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

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

A good garden may have some weeds.
- Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

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

A 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening.
- Tina Charles

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

Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods
of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting,
the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening
and the arts of flower arrangement,
and the No drama.
- J. M. Roberts

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


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