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gardening quotes (58)

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
Jean Anouilh   Category: Gardening

Gardening is not a rational act.
Margaret Atwood   Category: Gardening

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
Alfred Austin   Category: Gardening

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
Alfred Austin   Category: Gardening

God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Francis Bacon   Category: Gardening

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
Liberty Hyde Bailey   Category: Gardening

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
Luis Barragan   Category: Gardening

I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
Suzy Bogguss   Category: Gardening

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.   Category: Gardening

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Les Brown   Category: Gardening

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Luther Burbank   Category: Gardening

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
Luther Burbank   Category: Gardening

The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
Luther Burbank   Category: Gardening

But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.
George Cadbury   Category: Gardening

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Gardening

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
William Cowper   Category: Gardening

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   Category: Gardening

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
Walt Disney   Category: Gardening

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
George Eliot   Category: Gardening

I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good.
Michael Fish   Category: Gardening

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
B. C. Forbes   Category: Gardening

A good garden may have some weeds.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Gardening

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.
Stephen Gardiner   Category: Gardening

If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.
John Harrison   Category: Gardening

To dwell is to garden.
Martin Heidegger   Category: Gardening

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
David Hobson   Category: Gardening

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
Zora Neale Hurston   Category: Gardening

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
Gertrude Jekyll   Category: Gardening

I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
Penelope Keith   Category: Gardening

All gardening is landscape painting.
William Kent   Category: Gardening

Garden as though you will live forever.
William Kent   Category: Gardening

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Gardening

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
Doug Larson   Category: Gardening

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
Carolus Linnaeus   Category: Gardening

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?
Francis Cabot Lowell   Category: Gardening

I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.
Dorothy Malone   Category: Gardening

It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Gardening

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
Roberto Burle Marx   Category: Gardening

Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.
Thomas Moore   Category: Gardening

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
Eric Morecambe   Category: Gardening

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
Michael Pollan   Category: Gardening

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.
Dixie Lee Ray   Category: Gardening

Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
Oscar de la Renta   Category: Gardening

What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?
Roy Rogers   Category: Gardening

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
May Sarton   Category: Gardening

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
May Sarton   Category: Gardening

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
Alexander Smith   Category: Gardening

I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.
Martha Smith   Category: Gardening

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.
Robert Smithson   Category: Gardening

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
Caecilius Statius   Category: Gardening

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Gardening

I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.
Phyllis Theroux   Category: Gardening

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
D. Elton Trueblood   Category: Gardening

We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.
Voltaire   Category: Gardening

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
Alice Walker   Category: Gardening

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
Charles Dudley Warner   Category: Gardening

Use plants to bring life.
Douglas Wilson   Category: Gardening

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
Dogen Zenji   Category: Gardening