Gardens Quotes

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.

Lindley Karstens

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.

Karel Čapek

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.

Alfred Austin

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view.

H. Fred Dale

Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.

Unknown

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.

Unknown

I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees.

Anne Raver

Garden writing is often very tame, a real waste when you think how opinionated, inquisitive, irreverent and lascivious gardeners themselves tend to be. Nobody talks much about the muscular limbs, dark, swollen buds, strip-tease trees and unholy beauty that have made us all slaves of the Goddess Flora.

Ketzel Levine

From an aunt, long ago: "Death has come for me many times but finds me always in my lovely garden and leaves me there, I think, as an excuse to return."

Robert Brault

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.

Thomas Fuller

In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it.

Frank McKinney Hubbard

My garden is my favorite teacher.

Betsy Caņas Garmon

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

Unknown

A heathy garden is a reflection of a healthy soul.

Unknown

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.

Douglas William Jerrold

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.

Khalil Gibran

Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands.

Japanese saying

Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps.

Amos Bronson Alcott

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.

Charles Dudley

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.

Sam Llewelyn

These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes.

Robert Fortune

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

Henry Mitchell

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Updated On : March 26, 2011
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