Gardens always mean something else, man absolutely uses one thing to say another.
Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration
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.
I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.
Today the art of gardening is practised much more often than any other, in ignorant, impulsive ways, by people who never stop to think that it is an art at all.
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.
Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.
Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines. That is the only possible way to create a garden, irespective of size or wealth.
The love of flowers is really the best teacher of how to grow and understand them.
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.
When I go into my garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.
What is a weed? I have heard it said that there are sixty definitions. For me, a weed is a plant out of place
Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps, Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvest reaps.
I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.
Gardening is something you learn by doing - and by making mistakes, like cooking, gardening is a constant process of experimentation, repeating the successes and throwing out the failures
Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.
All my hurts my garden spade can heal
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides
A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself
Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.
As the Garden Grows, so does the Gardener
Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: -"Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade.
God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers
We had better find a way to grow things in asphalt before we cover the world with it.
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
Most people who possess anything like an acre, or half of it, contribute weekly to the support of a gentleman known as Jobbing Gardener. You are warned of the danger that he may prove to be Garden Pest no 1.
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
On every stem, on every leaf,. and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part.
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.
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so called scientific knowledge.
He who plants a tree loves others besides himself
Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden. It is sad that Nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart.
The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.
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.
I garden, therefore I am
In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
It is not enough for a gardener to love flowers; he must also hate weeds
An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life
There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
Gardens. should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves.
In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.
A garden was the primitive prison, till man with Promethean felicity and boldness, luckily sinned himself out of it.
So many seeds -- so little time
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders
Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us
Who has learned to garden who did not at the same time learn to be patient