Gardening Quotes

It is a greater act of faith to plant a bulb than to plant a tree

Clare Leighton

Gardeners, I think, dream bigger dreams than Emperor's

Mary Cantwell

God gave us memories that we may have roses in December

J. M. Barrie

The trouble with gardening is that is does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession

Phyllis McGinley

All the wars of the world, all the Caesars, have not the staying power of a lily in a cottage garden

Reginald Farrer

Always remember the beauty of the garden, for there is peace


Making simple matters complex or complex matters simple are both bad gardening techniques

Michael P

An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life.

Cora Lea Bell

Gardening, like sex and food, lies somewhere between art and nature, being wholly neither but partly both.

Roger Grounds

Reading is good but the garden is the best teacher.

Christine Allison

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.

Elizabeth von Arnim

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.

David Polis

A modest garden contains, for those who know how to look and to wait, more instruction than a library.

Henri Frederic Amiel

A gardener's best tool is the knowledge from previous seasons. And it can be recorded in a $2 notebook.

Andy Tomolonis

Of all the flora and fauna on earth, it is only man that desires or needs rules.

Thomas Clothier

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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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