Gardening quotes and sayings
Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.
J. M. Roberts
There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
B. C. Forbes
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I'm not a gardener. I don't have the consistency for gardening, and I have barely enough for an orchard. I don't embarrass myself. You have to be there tending and weeding. With orchards, you can go through negligent periods and recover.
From my earliest memories, I loved the farm. My grandfather was a charter subscriber to Rodale's Organic Gardening and Farming Magazine and had a huge, well kept garden with an octagonal chicken house in the corner.
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
I like to keep fit, and when not gardening or singing solo or in a choir, I cycle, play tennis, swim, dance, and practise yoga.
I read, go for walks and I love to garden. My hands are such a mess. People think I should have movie star hands, but they're just gardening ones. Always slightly grubby and with a bit of dirt under the fingernails.
I am not quite Martha Stewart, but I do like cooking and gardening.
It's true that I have a wide range of interests. I like to write and paint and make music and go walking on my own and garden. In fact, gardening is probably what I enjoy doing more than anything else.
Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
I'm really into gardening.
The biggest obstacle to good gardening is the desire to know the answers and not the questions.
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.
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.
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
If I'm in the country, my big idea is to do nothing. It means talking, it means cooking with the leftovers in the fridge - l'art d'accommoder les restes - it means gardening.
You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can't just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.
There is a direct correlation between gardening and mental health, not just to maintain good mental health but to repair it as well - that's anything in the gamut from depression to serious brain damage, schizophrenia or autism.
Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
I love being in my garden. I don't plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour.
I spend as much time as I can in my garden, and if I'm not writing songs or gardening, I'm painting.
I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowers... I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids.
Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
Oscar de la Renta
At home, I relax by gardening, or just pottering.
I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing... getting back to reality.
I've never really understood the criticism that climbing is inherently selfish, since it could equally be argued about virtually any other hobby or sport. Is gardening selfish?
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
A. A. Milne
There is some risk to increase birth defects if you do a lot of outdoor gardening when you are pregnant. That can increase rates of toxoplasmosis.
I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden.
Perhaps the CDC should quit spending money on things like jazzercise, urban gardening, and massage therapy and direct that money to where it's appropriate in protecting the health of the American people.
I don't mind listening to some yodel music. I don't think I'm particularly good at it, but that's the point, I guess.
It's my observation that gardeners and gardening for a very long time have had to take a back seat. Architects are very famous; they've got huge projects. What goes on in and around them has been relegated to a very minor role.
I enjoy painting, cutting the lawn and working in the garden when I have time. That's therapy for me. I enjoy working with my hands.
A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
As I grew steadily more comfortable in the kitchen, I found that, much like gardening, most cooking manages to be agreeably absorbing without being too demanding intellectually. It leaves plenty of mental space for daydreaming and reflection.
My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.
My partner loves gardening and beekeeping and chickens and all that stuff.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
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.
We know that gardening is good for you. It is fantastic, all-round exercise. That is easy to see and evaluate. It inculcates high levels of well-being. That is undeniable and needs little measurement.
The cottage garden; most for use designed, Yet not of beauty destitute.
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.
I think we should love sinners, and welcome them, and open our arms to them, and then we don't totally accept them into our fellowship as believers and as Christians until they have repented their sins and changed their way of living.
Living in New York after 14 years, I'm such an outdoors kind of person. I love gardening and building things. I like restoring old furniture.
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.
I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
I do the gardening.
I think we put far too much interest in trying to get ten to 20 year olds interested in gardening. I think you should do everything you can to try and get them interested up to the age of 10.
Roy Blount, Jr.
Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
Zora Neale Hurston
I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees - just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it.
Use plants to bring life.
I have an armchair interest in gardening, but I don't like to get my knees dirty. I don't have a garden.
All those who run away to ashrams, thinking they are doing something great are just performing daily chores there - cooking, gardening etc. After all, the place has to be run.
Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France - that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven?
Alfred de Vigny
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
Charles Dudley Warner
I'm always surrounded by crazy people, but when I come back to the country I'm into my plants, I love gardening, I love bird watching and I absolutely love nature.
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
When I go into the garden, I forget everything. It's uncomplicated in my world of gardening. It's trial and error, really. If something doesn't work, it comes out, and you start all over again.
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens.
Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!
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.
Mid-afternoon, I'll go out and do the household errands, come home, do my gardening, go for an evening walk.
One marked feature of the people, both high and low, is a love for flowers.
If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Cell culture is a little like gardening. You sit and you look at cells, and then you see something and say, 'You know, that doesn't look right'.
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
The profession I have keeps dragging me into drama and taking me away from baking, flowering and gardening.
I love planting. I love digging holes, putting plants in, tapping them in. And I love weeding, but I don't like tidying up the garden afterwards.
Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable.
I like gardening.
The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.
My gardening apprenticeship was similar to the way a chimney sweep is pushed up a chimney. It was enforced by my parents, non-negotiable - it would be weeding the strawberries, mowing the grass.
Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.
I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens.
All gardening is landscape painting.
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.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
I'm huge on spring and summer gardening. I'm really proud of my perennial beds. That's a passion of mine.
A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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