Gardening Quotes

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.

Evelyn Underhill

I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.

F. Frankfort Moore

Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden.... It is sad that Nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Despite the gardener's best intentions, Nature will improvise.

Michael P. Garafalo

Gardens always mean something else, man absolutely uses one thing to say another.

Robert Harbison

Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves.

H.E. Bates, A

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large Garden.

Abraham Cowley,

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides

W.E. Johns

Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.

Douglas William

I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.

John Erskine

Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart.

Russell Page

Most people who possess anything like an acre, or half of it, contribute weekly to the support of a gentleman known as Jobbing Gardener. You are warned of the danger that he may prove to be Garden Pest no 1.

C.E. Lucas-Phillips

I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error.

Sara Stein

It takes a while to grasp that not all failures are self-imposed, the result of ignorance, carelessness or inexperience. It takes a while to grasp that a garden isn't a testing ground for character and to stop asking, what did I do wrong? Maybe nothing.

Eleanor Per├łny

Just because you've only got houseplants doesn't mean you don't have the gardening spirit - I look upon myself as an indoor gardener.

Sara Moss

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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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