Gardens Quotes

Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.

Lou Erickson

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.

Mirabel Osler

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

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.

James Douglas

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

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

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.

Orson Scott Card

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.

German Proverb

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

It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional.

Robert Brault

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.

Walt Whitman

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

Robert Harbison

Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves.

H.E. Bates

I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.

John Erskine

Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart.

Russell Page

A garden was the primitive prison, till man with Promethean felicity and boldness, luckily sinned himself out of it.

Charles Lamb

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.

Eleanor Perényi

Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.

Henry David Thoreau

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.

Lewis Gannit

Gardening gives one back a sense of proportion about everything - except itself.

May Sarton

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Updated On : March 26, 2011
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