Gardening Quotes

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it

Charles Dudley Warner

Science, or para-science, tells us that geraniums bloom better if they are spoken to. But a kind word every now and then is really quite enough. Too much attention, like too much feeding, and weeding and hoeing, inhibits and embarrasses them

Victoria Glendinning

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful

Abram L. Urban

Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.

Marcelene Cox

Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees

Anne Raver

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Gardens are a form of autobiography

Sydney Eddison

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.

Lindley Karstens

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.

Robert Bridges

How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.

Benjamin Disraeli

Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy.

Astrid Alauda

The garden is the poor man's apothecary.

Unkonown

Garden writing is often very tame, a real waste when you think how opinionated, inquisitive, irreverent and lascivious gardeners themselves tend to be. Nobody talks much about the muscular limbs, dark, swollen buds, strip-tease trees and unholy beauty that have made us all slaves of the Goddess Flora.

Ketzel Levine's

On every stem, on every leaf,... and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.

Mrs. C.W. Earle

No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.

Hugh Johnson

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 Underhill

I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.

F. Frankfort Moore

Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden.... It is sad that Nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Despite the gardener's best intentions, Nature will improvise.

Michael P. Garafalo

Gardens always mean something else, man absolutely uses one thing to say another.

Robert Harbison

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows

Doug Larson

If you cross a rambling rose with a pansy, you get a rose that still rambles, but it also skips!

Unknown

It is not enough for a gardener to love flowers; he must also hate weeds

Anon

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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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