Gardening Quotes

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


Gardening is medicine that does not need a prescription ... And with no limit on dosage.


Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.


Where flowers bloom so does hope.

Lady Bird Johnson

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.

John Muir

Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job.

George Bernard Shaw

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.


A life with love must have some thorns, but a life with no love will have no roses.


You do not need to know anything about a plant to know that it is beautiful.

Montagu Don

I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself.

Sir Peter Smithers

Compared to gardeners, I think it is generally agreed that others understand very little about anything of consequence.

Henery Mitchell

He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul.

Celia Thaxter

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.

Beverley Nichols

Almost any garden, if you see it at just the right moment, can be confused with paradise.

Henry Mitchell

One of the worst mistakes you can make as a gardener is to think you're in charge.

Janet Gillespie

The sun, with all those plants revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.


April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Plants are like people: they're all different and a little bit strange.

John Kehoe

Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees

J. Willard Marriott

But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head ... The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on

Robert Finch, Poet

When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden

Minnie Aumonier

The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell someone else where to dig.

Texas Bix Bender

But a weed is simply a plant that wants to grow where people want something else. In blaming nature, people mistake the culprit. Weeds are people's idea, not nature's.


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

Doug Larson

7 Habits of Highly Resilient People

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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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