Gardening Quotes

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden

Orson Scott Card

Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: -"Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade.

Rudyard Kipling

I think the true gardener is a lover of his flowers, not a critic of them. I think the true gardener is the reverent servant of Nature, not her truculent, wife-beating master. I think the true gardener, the older he grows, should more and more develop a humble, grateful and uncertain spirit.

Reginald Farrer

In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it.

Frank McKinney Hubbard

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

Walt Whitman

It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not.

W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman,

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

Unknown

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

Karel

The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God's heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth.

Dorothy Frances Gurney

The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow.

Unknown

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

Alfred Austin

How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence

Benjamin Disraeli

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:

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.

Karel Capek

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.

Orson Scott Card

The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.

Phyllis McGinley

A garden is never so good as it will be next year

Thomas Cooper

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

Unknown

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses

Abraham Lincoln

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

Unknown

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies

Gertrude Jekyll

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

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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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