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

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

The difference between weeds and flowers is the flowers are the easiest ones to pull out.


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


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

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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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