Gardening is something you learn by doing - and by making mistakes, like cooking, gardening is a constant process of experimentation, repeating the successes and throwing out the failures
Gardening, I told myself, is the most sociable of hobbies. The very nature of one's field of activities demands an audience. No one wants flowers to blush unseen or waste their sweetness.
Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.
Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.
There are no gardening mistakes,
Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.
Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.
Gardening requires lots of water -- most of it in the form of perspiration.
The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments
Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow
An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life
Gardening is medicine that does not need a prescription ... And with no limit on dosage.
Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job.
The golden rule of gardening is to pay attention†to local conditions of weather and soil.
No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty. Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning the movement of water, or gardening -- still all is Beauty!
We have descended into the garden and caught three hundred slugs. How I love the mixture of the beautiful and the squalid in gardening. It makes it so lifelike.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.