God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
Do not be afraid to go out on a limb ... That's where the fruit is.
Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job.
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
A life with love must have some thorns, but a life with no love will have no roses.
You do not need to know anything about a plant to know that it is beautiful.
I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself.
Compared to gardeners, I think it is generally agreed that others understand very little about anything of consequence.
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
Almost any garden, if you see it at just the right moment, can be confused with paradise.
One of the worst mistakes you can make as a gardener is to think you're in charge.
The sun, with all those plants revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.
Plants are like people: they're all different and a little bit strange.
Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees
To see things in the seed, that is genius
When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden
The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell someone else where to dig.
But a weed is simply a plant that wants to grow where people want something else. In blaming nature, people mistake the culprit. Weeds are people's idea, not nature's.
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows
If you cross a rambling rose with a pansy, you get a rose that still rambles, but it also skips!
It is not enough for a gardener to love flowers; he must also hate weeds
You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt
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