After all, Eden was garden... the garden is a place to go for quiet contemplation, a source not only of food but also of spiritual renewal and intimate contact with life's most basic processes.
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.
An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life.
Mind is my garden, the heart is my home
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.
Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.
God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.
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.
Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees.
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.
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."
Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.
In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it.
My garden is my favorite teacher.
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.
A heathy garden is a reflection of a healthy soul.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands.
Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.
Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul.
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