Gardening Quotes

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view.

H. Fred Ale

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.

Mirabel Osler

The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.

George Bernard Shaw

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.

Sam Llewelyn

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.

Hanna Rion

It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.

James Douglas

I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside, too

Linda Solegato

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

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?

Alice Walker

If you are not killing plants, you are not really stretching yourself as a gardener.

J. C. Raulston

Where you have a plot of land, however small, plant a garden. Staying close to the soil is good for the soul

Spencer W. Kimball

Like a big mountain, a small garden stimulates, restores, and delights us, just as it poses challenges, promotes mastery, provides exercise and relieves monotony

Winifred Gallagher

If you really want to draw close to your garden, you must remember first of all that you are dealing with a being that lives and dies; like the human body, with its poor flesh, its illnesses at times repugnant. One must not always see it dressed up for a ball, manicured and immaculate

Fernand Lequenne

It's a sign of wisdom that seeds don't squander their energy all at once, instead calmly waiting until the time is right. Seeds aren't stupid

Midas Dekkers

Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labor of being sick

Thomas Adams

A garden is a symbol of man's arrogance, perverting nature to human ends

Tim Smit

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

If I'm ever reborn, I want to be a gardener - there's too much to do for one lifetime

Karl Foerster

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

Carol Stocker

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

Anon

Nature abhors a garden

Michael Pollan

I guess a good gardener always starts as a good weeder

Amos Pettingill

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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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