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

Related topics: Gardening

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

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

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

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Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
- Marianne Moore

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
- Khalil Gibran

The devout have laid out gardens in the desert.
- Robert Duncan


 

My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white,
In the gardens of the night.
- Robert Bridges

The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens.
- Lillie Langtry

People's backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens,
and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors.
- John Betjeman

This house was our dream-the gardens,
the study, even the swimming pool.
Even though I can't see John when I wake up in the morning,
I can always feel him here with me.
- Shirley Knight

I came to these mediums through having the garden,
and of course, people who have designed gardens have
always worked in collaboration,
and never made their own inscriptions.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Hedge-hogs abound in my gardens and fields.
- Gilbert White

I sometimes think the chef end of cooking is not the real end of cooking.
Cooking is all about homes and gardens,
it doesn't happen in restaurants.
- Delia Smith

Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense.
It is perhaps not like other modern gardens,
but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time:
How much is enough?
- Wendell Berry

Happiness grows at our own firesides,
and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
- Douglas William Jerrold

In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes.
- Robert Fortune

No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens,
and they have been well imitated.
- Robert Fortune

And, of course, millions of us cross the border to
work in US homes and gardens and factories and carpentry shops and restaurants,
and if you go to a restaurant pretty much anywhere in the United States,
the chances are that the dishes will be washed by a Mexican.
- Alma Guillermoprieto

George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met,
not only in his music and songwriting,
but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes.
He was a dear friend of mine.
His entire approach to music was very unique.
- Gary Wright

The plants are principally kept in large pots arranged
in rows along the sides of narrow paved walks,
with the houses of the gardeners at the entrance through
which the visitors pass to the gardens.
- Robert Fortune

There are about a dozen of these gardens,
more or less extensive, according to the business or
wealth of the proprietor;
but they are generally smaller than the smallest of our London nurseries.
- Robert Fortune

A creative person has to create.
It doesn't really matter what you create.
If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could,
in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on.
- Katherine Dunham

I like Toronto a lot, it's a good city.
The only thing that really annoys me about Toronto
is that you're turning Maple Leaf Gardens into a grocery store,
which is absolutely nothing short of disgusting.
- Rick Wakeman

In the last camp they all ate grass,
until the authorities forbade them to pull it up.
They were accustomed to having the fruits of their
little communal gardens stolen by the guards,
after they had done all the work; but at the last camp everything was stolen.
- Martha Gellhorn

As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops
are open both before and behind,
I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as I passed along the streets;
and wherever I observed one better than the rest I
did not fail to pay it a visit.
- Robert Fortune

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

A single rose can be my garden...
a single friend, my world.
- Leo Buscaglia

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

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

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To dwell is to garden.
- Martin Heidegger

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

Garden as though you will live forever.
- William Kent

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

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
- Robert Southey

Isn'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

A good garden may have some weeds.
- Thomas Fuller

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin

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

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

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

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

Go forth, and play joyfully in the garden of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

Yesterday is like a dung heap;
you can complain about the smell,
or you can use it to fertilize tomorrow's garden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden,
which is our mind ruled by fear.
Rip them out and call them by name.
- Sylvia Browne

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

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

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
is that all of us tend to put off living.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over
the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are
blooming outside our windows today.
- Dale Carnegie

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden,
a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it.
You and you alone make me feel that I am alive.
Other men it is said have seen angels,
but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
- George Edward Moore

Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations,
from the state down to the village garden club,
end a price in terms of a member's freedom of thought and action.
- Robert Shea

Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants
are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history
will always be coming full circle.
- Francis Cabot Lowell

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you,
I could walk forever in my garden.
- Claudia Grandi


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