Gardening Quotes

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 PerČny

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

Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.

Lewis Gannit

When you have done your best for a flower, and it fails, you have some reason to be aggrieved.

Frank Swinnerton

Gardening gives one back a sense of proportion about everything - except itself.

May Sarton

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.

Alfred Austin

By the time one is eighty, it is said, there is no longer a tug of war in the garden with the May flowers hauling like mad against the claims of the other months. All is at last in balance and all is serene. The gardener is usually dead, of course.

Henry Mitchell

Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps, Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvest reaps.

Amos Bronson Alcott

Your first job is to prepare the soil. The best tool for this is your neighbor's garden tiller. If your neighbor does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one.

Dave Barry

Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.

Elizabeth Murray

I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

A garden is the best alternative therapy

Germaine Greer

A garden is evidence of faith. It links us with all the misty figures of the past who also planted and were nourished by the fruits of their planting

Gladys Taber

All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.

Helen Hayes

Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.

Lewis Gannit

A flower is an educated weed.

Luther Burbank

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom

Marcel Proust

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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