If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Uplifting Friendship Garden quotations
Strangers are just friends waiting to happen
Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the rose, with sweets in every fold.
As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship, whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language.
He who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.
Friends are "annuals" that need seasonal nurturing to bear blossoms.
Family is a "perennial" that comes up year after year, enduring the droughts of absence and neglect. There's a place in the garden for both of them.
A garden is a friend you can visit any time.
Friends can be said to "fall in like" with as profound a thud as romantic partners fall in love.
Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter.
In friendship's fragrant garden, There are flowers of every hue.
Each with its own fair beauty And its gift of joy for you. Friendship's Garden If love were what the rose is, And I were like the leaf, Our lives would grow together In sad or singing weather.
I have been much afflicted again lately by visitors .
. . and they gave me to understand that if they had had the arranging of the garden it would have been finished long ago - whereas I don't believe a garden is ever finished. They have all gone now, thank heaven.
Hopes are planted in friendship's garden where dreams blossom into priceless treasures.
A garden is a public service and having one a public duty.
It is a man's contribution to the community.
I know of no common interest that exceeds gardening as a source of lifelong friendships, nor as a means of making new friends almost constantly.
Safe Harbor is a state of mind... its the place - in reality or metaphor - to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song.
Friends, books, a garden, and perhaps his pen, Delightful industry enjoy'd at home, An Nature, in her cultivated trim Dress'ed to his taste, inviting him abroad - Can he want occupation who has these?
Gardening can be a compelling cooperative activity.
Your best harvest may be the pleasure you get from working with family and friends. There's never a shortage of things to do, no limit to the lessons that can be learned, especially for children, and there's always plenty of credit to go around, even for the mistakes.
The object in America is to avoid contact, to treat all as foes unless they're known to be friends. Here you have a million crabs living in a million crevices. ... But the garden's greatest benefit, I feel, as not relief to the eyes, but to make the eyes sees our neighbors.
... garden books are quite unconscious that besides telling us how to turn our patch of earth into a garden, they are also expressing the way their age looks at the world, the state of their society.
In real life, shouldn't a wedding be an awesome party you throw with your great pal, in the presence of a bunch of your other friends? A great day, for sure, but not the beginning and certainly not the end of your friendship with a person you can't wait to talk about gardening with the for the next forty years.
Lavish love on others receive it gratefully when it come to you.
Cultivate friendship like a garden. It is the best love of all.