Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful;

they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

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

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

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

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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.

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

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Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

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.

If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.

There is no gardening without humility.

Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.

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.

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Growing you own food is like printing your own money!


It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.

Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening.

Use plants to bring life.

I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.

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.

I'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock.

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.

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.

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.

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.

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

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.

It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.

The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.

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.

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.

I love a lot of things, and I'm pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I'd be an obsessive hairdresser.

He plants trees to benefit another generation.

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.

I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good.

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.

I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.

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?

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.

When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.

Garden as though you will live forever.

All gardening is landscape painting.

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.

To dwell is to garden.

My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby.

I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house, I love cooking.

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.

Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.

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

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.

I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening.