Gardening Quotes

How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.

Benjamin Disraeli

Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy.

Astrid Alauda

The garden is the poor man's apothecary.

Unkonown

Garden writing is often very tame, a real waste when you think how opinionated, inquisitive, irreverent and lascivious gardeners themselves tend to be. Nobody talks much about the muscular limbs, dark, swollen buds, strip-tease trees and unholy beauty that have made us all slaves of the Goddess Flora.

Ketzel Levine's

On every stem, on every leaf,... and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.

Mrs. C.W. Earle

No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.

Hugh Johnson

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

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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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