No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.
Despite the gardener's best intentions, Nature will improvise.
It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional.
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Gardens always mean something else, man absolutely uses one thing to say another.
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves.
I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.
Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart.
A garden was the primitive prison, till man with Promethean felicity and boldness, luckily sinned himself out of it.
It takes a while to grasp that not all failures are self-imposed, the result of ignorance, carelessness or inexperience. It takes a while to grasp that a garden isn't a testing ground for character and to stop asking, what did I do wrong? Maybe nothing.
Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.
Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.
Gardening gives one back a sense of proportion about everything - except itself.
There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
By the time one is eighty, it is said, there is no longer a tug of war in the garden with the May flowers hauling like mad against the claims of the other months. All is at last in balance and all is serene. The gardener is usually dead, of course.
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.
Gardens are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade.
A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.
Gardening, I told myself, is the most sociable of hobbies. The very nature of one's field of activities demands an audience. No one wants flowers to blush unseen or waste their sweetness.
A creative person has to create. It doesn't really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on.
The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens.
To cultivate a garden is to walk with God.
One is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth.
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