Gardening Quotes

Gardening is the purest of human pleasures

Francis Bacon

To garden is to let optimism get the better of judgment.

Eleanor Perenyi

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.

George Washington Carver

Successful gardening is doing what has to be done when it has to be done the way it ought to be done whether you want to do it or not.

Jerry Baker

Among gardeners, enthusiasm and experience rarely exist in equal measures.

Roger B. Swain

If you are not killing plants, you are not really stretching yourself as a gardener.

J. C. Raulston

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.

Willa Cather

To see things in the seed, that is genius


The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell someone else where to dig.

Texas Bix Bender

All gardeners live in beautiful places, because they make them so.

Joseph Joubert

The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.

Vita Sackville-West

Who has learned to garden who did not at the same time learn to be patient

H.L.V. Fletcher

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


It is not enough for a gardener to love flowers; he must also hate weeds


I guess a good gardener always starts as a good weeder

Amos Pettingill
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