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Inspirational garden quotes and sayings

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant โ€“ rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance โ€“ but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself. โ€“ Roberto Burle Marx (Brazilian landscape architect, 1909-1994)

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I love planting. I love digging holes, putting plants in, tapping them in. And I love weeding, but I donโ€™t like tidying up the garden afterwards. โ€“ Jamaica Kincaid (Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer, 1949-)

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A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. โ€“ Liberty Hyde Bailey (American horticulturist and botanist, 1858-1954)

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The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. โ€“ Gertrude Jekyll (British horticulturist and garden designer, 1843-1932)

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Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. โ€“ Luther Burbank (American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science, 1849-1926)

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I think the true gardener is a lover of his flowers, not a critic of them. I think the true gardener is the reverent servant of Nature, not her truculent, wife-beating master. I think the true gardener, the older he grows, should more and more develop a humble, grateful and uncertain spirit. โ€“ Reginald Farrer (Traveller and plant collector, 1880-1920)

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The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source and destination of all. โ€“ Wendell Berry (American novelist, poet, environmental activist, and farmer, 1934-)

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Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating. โ€“ Wendell Berry (American novelist, poet, environmental activist, and farmer, 1934-)

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It is a good idea 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. โ€“ James Douglas

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I enjoy painting, cutting the lawn and working in the garden when I have time. Thatโ€™s therapy for me. I enjoy working with my hands. โ€“ Billy Williams

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If youโ€™ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden. โ€“ Robert Breault (American tenor, 1963-)

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Well I do find the beauty in animals. I find beauty everywhere. I find beauty in my garden. โ€“ Doris Day (American actress and singer, 1922-)

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My extravagance is my garden โ€“ itโ€™s the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure. โ€“ Ina Garten (American author, 1948-)

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One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. โ€“ W.E. Johns (English pilot, 1893-1968)

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There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. โ€“ Alfred Austin (English poet, 1835-1913)

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Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there. โ€“ Thomas Fuller (English historian, 1608-1661)

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Show me your garden and I will tell you what you are. โ€“ Alfred Austin (English poet, 1835-1913)

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Creating your own urban farm is as simple as planting your flowerbeds with edibles.

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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.

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A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. โ€“ Dogen (Japanese Buddhist priest, writer, poet, philosopher, 1200-1253)

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Flowers are happy things. โ€“ P. G. Wodehouse (English author, 1881-1975)

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

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Iโ€™ve always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend. โ€“ C. Z. Guest (American actress and author, 1920-2003)

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I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. โ€“ Ruth Stout (American author, 1884-1980)

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An optimistic gardener is one who believes that whatever goes down must come up. โ€“ Leslie Hall (American satirical rap artist, 1981-)

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The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. โ€“ Michael Pollan (American author, journalist, activist, 1955-)

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How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening. โ€“ Alexander Smith (Scottish poet, 1829-1867)

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To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour. โ€“ William Blake (English poet, painter and printmaker, 1757-1827)

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Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination. โ€“ C.W. Earle

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What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. โ€“ Charles Dudley Warner (American essayist, novelist, 1829-1900)

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We have descended into the garden and caught three hundred slugs. How I love the mixture of the beautiful and the squalid in gardening. It makes it so lifelike. โ€“ Evelyn Underhill (English writer, 1875-1941)

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A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. โ€“ Michael Pollan (American author, journalist, activist, 1955-)

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It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees. โ€“ George Eliot (English novelist, poet and journalist, 1819-1880)

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Life begins the day you start a garden. โ€“ Chinese Proverb

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Lifeโ€™s a garden โ€“ dig it.

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. โ€“ Cicero (Roman politician and lawyer, 106 BCโ€“43 BC)

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A gardenerโ€™s best tool is the knowledge from previous seasons. And it can be recorded in a $2 notebook.

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I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, Iโ€™d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. โ€“ Robert Bridges (British poet, 1844-1930)

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But always, to her, red and green cabbages were to be jade and burgundy, chrysoprase and prophyry. Life has no weapons against a woman like that. โ€“ Edna Ferber (American novelist, 1885-1968)

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Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. โ€“ Sigmund Freud (Austrian neurologist, 1856-1939)

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My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society. โ€“ Andrew Weil (American physician, author, spokesperson, 1942-)

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Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. โ€“ May Sarton (American poet, novelist and memoirist, 1912-1995)

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Gardens are not made by singing โ€˜Oh, how beautiful,โ€™ and sitting in the shade. โ€“ Rudyard Kipling (English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist, 1865-1936)

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Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. โ€“ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (American author, 1940-)

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In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy. โ€“ Robert Breault (American tenor, 1963-)

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Donโ€™t wear perfume in the garden โ€” unless you want to be pollinated by bees.

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The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. โ€“ Hanna Rion

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The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden. โ€“ Stephen Gardiner (English bishop, 1483-1555)

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It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. โ€“ B.C. Forbes (Scottish-born American financial journalist, 1880-1954)

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In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. โ€“ Abram L. Urban

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It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. โ€“ B. C. Forbes (Scottish-born American financial journalist, 1880-1954)

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When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. โ€“ Minnie Aumonier

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Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. โ€“ D. H. Lawrence (English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, 1885-1930)

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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. โ€“ Victoria Glendinning (British biographer, 1937-)

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A weed is but an unloved flower. โ€“ Ella Wheeler Wilcox (American author and poet, 1850-1919)

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The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him. โ€“ W. H. Davies (Welsh poet and writer, 1871-1940)

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.

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I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me. โ€“ Robert Breault (American tenor, 1963-)

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I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowersโ€ฆ I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids. โ€“ Beau Bridges (American actor, 1941-)

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To dwell is to garden. โ€“ Martin Heidegger (German philosopher, 1889-1976)

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The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. โ€“ Abraham Lincoln (American statesman and lawyer, 1809-1865)

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I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. โ€“ Abraham Lincoln (American statesman and lawyer, 1809-1865)

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I know the pleasure of pulling up root vegetables. They are solvable mysteries. โ€“ Novella Carpenter (Journalist, urban farmer)

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You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. โ€“ Pablo Neruda (Chilean poet and diplomat, 1904-1973)

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What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. โ€“ Ralph Waldo Emerson (American essayist, lecturer, philosopher and poet, 1803-1882)

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Gardening gives one back a sense of proportion about everything, except itself. โ€“ May Sarton (American poet, novelist and memoirist, 1912-1995)

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I love decorating my home. Iโ€™m a gardener too, so thatโ€™s usually something I have to play catch up with. โ€“ Suzy Bogguss

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Weather means more when you have a garden. Thereโ€™s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. โ€“ Marcelene Cox

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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. โ€“ Mirabel Osler (English writer and garden designer)

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No one will understand a Japanese garden until youโ€™ve walked through one, and you hear the crunch underfoot, and you smell it, and you experience it over time. Now thereโ€™s no photograph or any movie that can give you that experience. โ€“ J. Carter Brown (Director of the U.S. National Gallery of Art, 1934-2002)

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The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. โ€“ Gertrude Jekyll (British horticulturist and garden designer, 1843-1932)

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The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. โ€“ George Bernard Shaw (Irish playwright, 1856-1950)

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The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous. โ€“ Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali writer, 1861-1941)

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One marked feature of the people, both high and low, is a love for flowers. โ€“ Robert Fortune (Scottish botanist and plant hunter, 1812-1880)

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In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it. โ€“ Frank McKinney Hubbard (American humorist and journalist, 1868-1930)

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All gardeners know better than other gardeners. โ€“ Chinese Proverb

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To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. โ€“ Mahatma Gandhi (Indian activist, 1869-1948)

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A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. โ€“ Liberty Hyde Bailey (American horticulturist and botanist, 1858-1954)

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Anybody who wants to rule the world should try to rule a garden first.

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The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. โ€“ Michael Pollan (American author, journalist, activist, 1955-)

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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. โ€“ James Douglas

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Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow. โ€“ Zora Neale Hurston (American novelist, 1891-1960)

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Gardens are a form of autobiography. โ€“ Sydney Eddison

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. โ€“ Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman politician and lawyer, 106 BCโ€“43 BC)

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I love being in my garden. I donโ€™t plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour. โ€“ Jacqueline Bisset (English actress, 1944-)

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Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. โ€“ Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Genevan philosopher and writer, 1712-1778)

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My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. โ€“ Claude Monet (French Impressionist painter, 1840-1926)

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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. โ€“ D. Elton Trueblood (American author and theologian, 1900-1994)

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There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues. โ€“ Hal Borland (American author, journalist and naturalist, 1900-1978)

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The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. โ€“ Michael Pollan (American author, journalist, activist, 1955-)

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A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. โ€“ Greek Proverb

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Use plants to bring life. โ€“ Douglas Wilson (Theologian, pastor, 1953-)

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Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot. โ€“ Dixie Lee Ray (American scientist, 1914-1994)

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Plant carrots in January and youโ€™ll never have to eat carrots.

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All gardening is landscape painting. โ€“ William Kent (English landscape architect, 1685-1748)

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Thereโ€™s something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy. โ€“ Ken Kesey (American novelist, essayist, 1935-2001)

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My garden is my favorite teacher. โ€“ Betsy Caรฑas Garmon (Artist, coach, speaker)

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I like gardening โ€” itโ€™s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. โ€“ Alice Sebold (American writer, 1963-)

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Isnโ€™t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? โ€“ Douglas Adams (English author, scriptwriter, essayist, 1952-2001)

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Weather means more when you have a garden. Thereโ€™s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. โ€“ Marcelene Cox
I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. โ€“ Phyllis Theroux (American actor, 1971-)

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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. โ€“ May Sarton (American poet, novelist and memoirist, 1912-1995)

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Garden as though you will live forever. โ€“ Thomas Moore (Irish poet, singer and songwriter, 1779-1852)

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God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. โ€“ Francis Bacon (English philosopher, 1561-1626)

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A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself. โ€“ May Sarton (American poet, novelist and memoirist, 1912-1995)

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There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. โ€“ Alfred Austin (English poet, 1835-1913)

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Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization. โ€“ Daniel Webster (American politician, 1782-1852)

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No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. โ€“ Thomas Jefferson (American statesman, 1743-1826)

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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. โ€“ Voltaire (French writer, historian and philosopher, 1694-1778)

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The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.

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The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens. โ€“ Lillie Langtry (British-American actress, 1853-1929)

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Essential advice for the gardener: grow peas of mind, lettuce be thankful, squash selfishness, turnip to help thy neighbor, and always make thyme for loved ones.

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Coffee. Garden. Coffee. Does a good morning need anything else? โ€“ Betsy Caรฑas Garmon (Artist, coach, speaker)

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Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as they flower freely year after year, they have little inclination to make vigorous growth. โ€“ Robert Fortune (Scottish botanist and plant hunter, 1812-1880)

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I need my friends, I need my house, I need my garden. โ€“ Miranda Richardson (English actress, 1958-)

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There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. โ€“ Aldo Leopold (American author, philosopher, scientist, ecologist, forester, conservationist and environmentalist, 1887-1948)

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The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture. โ€“ Thomas Jefferson (American statesman, 1743-1826)

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A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables. โ€“ Gertrude Stein (American novelist, poet and art collector, 1874-1946)

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Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over. โ€“ Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Irish satirist, 1751-1816)

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In search of my motherโ€™s garden, I found my own. โ€“ Alice Walker (American novelist and short story writer, 1944-)

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Let nature be in your yard.

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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. โ€“ Penelope Keith (English actress, 1940-)

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Farming is a profession of hope. โ€“ Brian Brett (Canadian poet and novelist, 1950-)

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Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too. โ€“ William Cowper (English poet and hymnodist, 1731-1800)

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If a tree dies, plant another in its place. โ€“ Carl Linnaeus (Swedish botanist, 1707-1778)

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Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow. โ€“ Zora Neale Hurston (American novelist and short story writer, 1891-1960)

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Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. โ€“ Georges Bernanos (French author, 1888-1948)

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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.

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There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. โ€“ Janet Kilburn Phillips

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You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you canโ€™t just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it. โ€“ Bootsy Collins (American musician, 1951-)

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It was such a pleasure to sink oneโ€™s hands into the warm earth, to feel at oneโ€™s fingertips the possibilities of the new season. โ€“ Kate Morton (Australian author, 1976-)

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A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. โ€“ Doug Larson (Columnist and editor, 1926-2017)

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In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener.

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The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. โ€“ Gertrude Jekyll (British horticulturist and garden designer, 1843-1932)

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The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. โ€“ William Wordsworth (English poet, 1770-1850)

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

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By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. โ€“ Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali writer, 1861-1941)

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If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. โ€˜Green fingersโ€™ are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart. โ€“ Russell Page (British gardener, garden designer and landscape architect, 1906-1985)

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I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia. โ€“ Barbra Streisand (American singer and songwriter, 1942-)

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Gardening requires lots of water โ€” most of it in the form of perspiration. โ€“ Lou Erickson

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A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion. โ€“ Liberty Hyde Bailey (American horticulturist and botanist, 1858-1954)

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From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about. โ€“ Thomas Moore (Irish poet, singer and songwriter, 1779-1852)

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The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. โ€“ Alfred Austin (English poet, 1835-1913)

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I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden. โ€“ Hayley Mills (English actress, 1946-)

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Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized. โ€“ Allan Armitage (professor of horticulture)

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And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. โ€“ Khalil Gibran (Lebanese writer, poet and visual artist, 1883-1931)

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I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. โ€“ Joseph Addison (English essayist, poet, 1672-1719)

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The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. โ€“ Dalai Lama (Spiritual leader)

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God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. โ€“ Francis Bacon (English philosopher, 1561-1626)

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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. โ€“ May Sarton (American poet, novelist and memoirist, 1912-1995)

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Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place. I think of gardens I have seen, that I believe I have seen, that I long to see, surrounded by simple walls, columns, arcades or the facades of buildings โ€“ sheltered places of great intimacy where I want to stay for a long time. โ€“ Peter Zumthor (Swiss architect, 1943-)

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When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited. โ€“ Ramakrishna (Indian mystic, 1836-1886)

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Gardeners learn by trial and error.

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Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.โ€ โ€“ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (American author, 1940-)

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I donโ€™t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. Itโ€™s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. โ€“ Walt Disney (American entrepreneur, 1901-1966)

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A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee. โ€“ Letitia Elizabeth Landon (English poet and novelist, 1802-1838)

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The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. โ€“ Michael Pollan (American author, journalist, activist, 1955-)

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It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. โ€“ Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish novelist and poet, 1850-1894)

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He plants trees to benefit another generation. โ€“ Caecilius Statius (Roman comic poet, 220 BCโ€“166 BC)

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A garden always has a point. โ€“ Elizabeth Hoyt (writer)

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Despite the gardenerโ€™s best intentions, Nature will improvise.

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Wonโ€™t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. โ€“ Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Irish satirist, 1751-1816)

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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. โ€“ Alfred Austin (English poet, 1835-1913)

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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. โ€“ Margaret Atwood (Canadian poet, novelist, essayist and environmental activist, 1939-)

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A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. โ€“ Gertrude Jekyll (British horticulturist and garden designer, 1843-1932)

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How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence. โ€“ Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman, 1804-1881)

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The garden is the poor manโ€™s apothecary. โ€“ German Proverb

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Gardens are not made by singing โ€˜Oh, how beautiful,โ€™ and sitting in the shade. โ€“ Rudyard Kipling (English journalist, short-story writer, poet and novelist, 1865-1936)

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Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. โ€“ Alan Alexander Milne (English author, 1882)
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And a bit of gardening fun:

When my wife starts to sing I always go out and do some garden work so our neighbors can see thereโ€™s no domestic violence going on.

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Q: Which flower talks the most?
A: Tulips, of course, because they have two lips!
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Articles on gardening:

Why gardening is good for your health โ€“ The benefits of gardening are seemingly endless, both mentally and physically. Not only can planting bulbs, digging trenches and pruning roses vastly improve your physical health, but it can also improve mental health too. A recent study conducted by Bakker Spalding has found that 88% of people find that mental wellbeing is a key benefit for spending time in the garden. Did you know that gardening could reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by as much as 27%. It could also reduce your chance of obesity by as much as 62%. We were a little blown away by the statistics we found and we are sure you will be also. So what are you waiting for, start to get out into your garden and start gardening! (Read the full article here)

9 quick tips for garden water management โ€“ When youโ€™ve invested time and energy into beautifying your garden in preparation for summer, it can be difficult to maintain it properly without wasting water or having to pour in much more time and energy. Weโ€™ve gathered 9 quick tips from all over the internet to solve some of the more common water management problems you might face as you look after your plants this summer. Use sprinklers for lawns. These are easy to install and depending on the size and watering needs of your garden, you can even do it yourself. All you need is access to your waterline and a kit from DIY or hardware stores like B&Q or Homebase. Or you can get a simple hose pipe sprinkler which you can attach to your outside tap. The Royal Horticultural Society says sprinklers are best for lawns, so if your garden has other plant life like shrubs, hedges and pot plants you will need another watering solution besides your sprinkler. (Read the full article here)
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