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.
I think the true gardener is a lover of his flowers, not a critic of them. I think the true gardener is the reverent servant of Nature, not her truculent, wife-beating master. I think the true gardener, the older he grows, should more and more develop a humble, grateful and uncertain spirit.
The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.
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.
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.
It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not.
A Garden is a Friend You Can Visit Anytime.
Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.
Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.
There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.
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.
It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
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.
When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside, too.
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
Gardens are a form of autobiography.
Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.
Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy.
The garden is the poor man's apothecary.
Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.
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