This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.— Alan Watts
Spectacular Inspirational Gardening quotations
Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are.
So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
Cultivate peace first in the garden of your heart by removing the weeds of lust, hatred, greed, selfishness, and jealousy. Then only you can manifest it externally. Then only, those who come in contact with you, will be benefited by your vibrations of peace and harmony.
The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Where flowers bloom so does hope.
If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment.
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer's year.
It brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.
And Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
A garden is a grand teacher... above all it teaches entire trust.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.
We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly - spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.
In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
Strangers are just friends waiting to happen
I am poor, but I am rich. I have my children, I have a garden with roses, and I have my faith and the memories of those who have gone before me. What more is there?
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.
Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.
Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature's darlings.
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece
The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom.
They just open up & turn toward the light & that makes them beautiful.
At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done--then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946.
That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.
The forests are the flag's of Nature.
They appeal to all and awaken inspiring universal feelings. Enter the forest and the boundaries of nations are forgotten. It may be that sometime an immortal pine will be the flag of a united and peaceful world.
A wee child toddling in a wonder world, I prefer to their dogma my excursions into the natural gardens where the voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers. If this is Paganism, then at present, at least, I am a Pagan.
To garden is to let optimism get the better of judgment.
The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are.
The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path.
That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.
To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
In the garden I see only your face From trees and blossoms I inhale only your fragrance.
We must cultivate our own garden.
I also know that we must cultivate our garden. For when man was put in the Garden of Eden, he was put there ut operaretur eum, to work; which proves that man was not born for rest.
The rich, sweet smell of the hayricks rose to his chamber window; the hundred perfumes of the little flower-garden beneath scented the air around; the deep-green meadows shone in the morning dew that glistened on every leaf as it trembled in the gentle air: and the birds sang as if every sparkling drop were a fountain of inspiration to them.
If we don't consciously plant the seeds of what we want in the gardens of our minds we'll end up with weeds.
I'm not really a career person; I'm a gardener, basically.
Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.
It is my hope that our garden's story-and the stories of gardens across America-will inspire families, schools, and communities to try their own hand at gardening and enjoy all the gifts of health, discovery, and connection a garden can bring.
God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, 'Ah!
It might reasonably be maintained that the true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. To be at last in such secure innocence that one can juggle with the universe and the stars, to be so good that one can treat everything as a joke - that may be, perhaps, the real end and final holiday of human souls.
'Tis my faith that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes!