A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul
It is a greater act of faith to plant a bulb than to plant a tree
Gardeners, I think, dream bigger dreams than Emperor's
God gave us memories that we may have roses in December
The trouble with gardening is that is does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession
All the wars of the world, all the Caesars, have not the staying power of a lily in a cottage garden
Always remember the beauty of the garden, for there is peace
An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life.
Gardening, like sex and food, lies somewhere between art and nature, being wholly neither but partly both.
What a blessing it is to love books. Everybody must love something, and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial and unfailing returns as books and a garden.
Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.
When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.
Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is as one who ploughs but does not sow.
A modest garden contains, for those who know how to look and to wait, more instruction than a library.
A gardener's best tool is the knowledge from previous seasons. And it can be recorded in a $2 notebook.
Of all the flora and fauna on earth, it is only man that desires or needs rules.
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger.
In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn't room for any other thought....
Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.
I don't know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.
In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
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