Nature abhors a garden
I guess a good gardener always starts as a good weeder
Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.
God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.
Plant carrots in January and you'll never have to eat carrots.
Take thy plastic spade, It is thy pencil; take thy seeds, thy plants, They are thy colours.
Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.
Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
Gardening requires lots of water -- most of it in the form of perspiration.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt
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.
The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.
No garden is without its weeds
Though an old man I am but a young gardener
The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul
Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines. That is the only possible way to create a garden, irespective of size or wealth.
I'm not really a career person. I'm a gardener, basically
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers
She (or he!) who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see a plant, believes in God
Earth laughs in flower
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