145 Plants Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of plants quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about gardening.

Short Plants Quotes

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  • Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. — Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. — Warren Buffett
  • God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man. — Ibn Arabi
  • If the Olive Trees knew the hands that planted them, Their Oil would become Tears. — Mahmoud Darwish
  • Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. — Martin Luther
  • The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. — Chinese Proverbs
  • When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope. — Wangari Maathai
  • A life without love is like a tree without fruit. — Stephen King
  • To reap a return in ten years, plant trees. To reap a return in 100, cultivate the people. — Ho Chi Minh
  • My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. — Mitch Hedberg
Plants quote So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone
So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

About Gardening Quotes

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One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. — Dale Carnegie

Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives. — Thomas Berry

The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before. — Vita Sackville-West

Plants quote Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.
Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.

Strangers are just friends waiting to happen — Rod McKuen

And all this time when you could have been romping around the f*cking Garden of Eden f*cking hot girls and eating steaks and living a beautiful life you were worried about... — Duncan Trussell

Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up & turn toward the light & that makes them beautiful. — Jim Carrey

Plants quote Always do your best. What you plant now will harvest later.
Always do your best. What you plant now will harvest later.

Successful SEO is not about tricking Google. It’s about partnering with Google to provide the best search results for Google’s users. — Rand Fishkin

What would surprise a lot of people about me... I'm a gardener! I have a green thumb. I really like to get into the shrubs, the bushes, and really cultivate. — Jeffrey Donovan

Our vegetable garden is coming along well, with radishes and beans up, and we are less worried about revolution that we used to be. — E. B. White

Mulberry Garden, now the only place of refreshment about the town for persons of the best quality to be exceeding cheated at. — John Evelyn

Gardening Quotes

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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. — Marcel Proust

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

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

Plants quote The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect. — Mahatma Gandhi

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Go to the meadows, go to the garden, go to the woods. Open your eyes! — Albert Hofmann

Then my heart with pleasure fills And dances with the daffodils. — William Wordsworth

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Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author

So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. — Jorge Luis Borges

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Herbs are the friend of the physician and the pride of cooks. — Charlemagne

When at last I took the time to look into the heart of a flower, it opened up a whole new world; a world where every country walk would be an adventure, where every garden would become an enchanted one. — Grace Kelly

Vegetable Garden Quotes

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A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables. — Gertrude Stein

I think of my studio as a vegetable garden, where things follow their natural course. They grow, they ripen. You have to graft. You have to water. — Joan Miro

Our vegetable garden is coming along well, with radishes and beans up, and we are less worried about revolution that we used to be. — E. B. White

Plants quote The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Centenarians are still living near their children and feel loved and the expectation to love. Instead of being mere recipients of care, they are contributors to the lives of their families. They grow gardens to contribute vegetables, they continue to cook and clean. — Dan Buettner

The trouble is, you cannot grow just one zucchini. Minutes after you plant a single seed, hundreds of zucchini will barge out of the ground and sprawl around the garden, menacing the other vegetables. At night, you will be able to hear the ground quake as more and more zucchinis erupt. — Dave Barry

Just as you would not neglect seeds that you planted with hope that they will bear vegetables and fruits and flowers, so must you attend to nourish the garden of your becoming. — Jean Houston

Plants quote Imagine if trees gave off wifi signals, we would be planting so many trees and w
Imagine if trees gave off wifi signals, we would be planting so many trees and we'd probably save the planet too. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.

In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it. — Kin Hubbard

This special feeling towards fruit, its glory and abundance, is I would say universal.... We respond to strawberry fields or cherry orchards with a delight that a cabbage patch or even an elegant vegetable garden cannot provoke. — Jane Grigson

Cares melt when you kneel in your garden. — Okakura Kakuzo

Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head. — Ambrose Bierce

Gardening And God Quotes

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For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect. — Mahatma Gandhi

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Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author

Be a Gardener. Dig a ditch. Toil and sweat. And turn the earth upside down. And seek the deepness. And water plants in time. Continue this labor. And make sweet floods to run, and noble and abundant fruits to spring. Take this food and drink, and carry it to God as your true worship. — Julian of Norwich

Plants quote If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

When they have opened a gap in the ... wall of separation between the Garden of the Church and the wildernes of the world, God hath ever ... made his Garden a Wildernesse. — Roger Williams

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If a tree dies, plant another in its place. — Carl Linnaeus

A garden is a grand teacher... above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll

Being in the nude isn't a disgrace unless you're being promiscuous about it. After all, when God created Adam and Eve, they were stark naked. And in the Garden of Eden, God was probably naked as a jaybird too! — Bettie Page

Christians are like the several flowers in a garden that have each of them the dew of heaven, which, being shaken with the wind, they let fall at each other's roots, whereby they are jointly nourished, and become nourishers of each other. — John Bunyan

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot — Dixie Lee Ray

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ. And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it. — Winifred Mary Letts

Planting Seeds Quotes

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Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. — Robert Louis Stevenson

I guarantee that the seed you plant in love, not matter how small, will grow into a mighty tree of refuge. We all want a future for ourselves and we must now care enough to create, nurture and secure a future for our children.” — Afeni Shakur

We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate - thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising. — Maya Angelou

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all. — Dorothy Day

The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there? — Jack Kornfield

When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope. — Wangari Maathai

I shall never forget my mother, for it was she who planted and nurtured the first seeds of good within me. She opened my heart to the lasting impressions of nature; she awakened my understanding and extended my horizon and her percepts exerted an everlasting influence upon the course of my life. — Immanuel Kant

Nature herself does not distinguish between what seed it receives. It grows whatever seed is planted; this is the way life works. Be mindful of the seeds you plant today, as they will become the crop you harvest. — Mary Morrissey

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. — Leo Buscaglia

In monasteries, seminaries, retreats and synagogues, they fear hell and seek paradise. Those who know the mysteries of God never let that seed be planted in their souls. — Omar Khayyam

Inspirational Gardening Quotes

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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

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Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author

So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. — Jorge Luis Borges

The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there? — Jack Kornfield

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. — Sivananda

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. — Abraham Lincoln

Where flowers bloom so does hope. — Lady Bird Johnson

If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment. — Georgia O'Keeffe

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The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. — Zeno of Elea

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If a tree dies, plant another in its place. — Carl Linnaeus

Community Garden Quotes

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We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously. — Grace Lee Boggs

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the rose, with sweets in every fold. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. — Michael Pollan

The first season of 'Community' stumbled a bit because the plotlines too often veered into realism, but that is not a problem anymore. Not when prize episodes concern a campuswide blanket fort, or a secret garden with a magic trampoline. — Rob Sheffield

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. — Elizabeth von Arnim

No matter where you are you can grow something to eat. Shift your thinking and you'd be surprised at the places your food can be grown! Window sill, fire escape and rooftop gardens have the same potential to provide impressive harvests as backyard gardens, greenhouses and community spaces. — Greg Peterson

A garden is a public service and having one a public duty. It is a man's contribution to the community. — Sayings

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. — Michelle Obama

I always wanted to create this community that would come and tell their own story, shoot it - and watch them. The idea is to not have one entity who creates the work, the project, and another entity who consumes it; the idea is people create their own work, like somebody cultivating his garden. — Michel Gondry

Gardening has increased, community gardens have increased significantly. There are 50 percent more community gardens right here in Washington DC. — Michelle Obama

Spring Garden Quotes

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Be a Gardener. Dig a ditch. Toil and sweat. And turn the earth upside down. And seek the deepness. And water plants in time. Continue this labor. And make sweet floods to run, and noble and abundant fruits to spring. Take this food and drink, and carry it to God as your true worship. — Julian of Norwich

Where flowers bloom so does hope. — Lady Bird Johnson

A garden is a grand teacher... above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll

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. — Percy Bysshe Shelley

The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh. — Rumi

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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. — Anne Bradstreet

Blessed be the Lord for the beauty of summer and spring, for the air, the water, the verdure, and the song of birds. — Carl Linnaeus

May and June. Soft syllables, gentle names for the two best months in the garden year: cool, misty mornings gently burned away with a warming spring sun, followed by breezy afternoons and chilly nights. The discussion of philosophy is over; it's time for work to begin. — H. Peter Loewer

I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth? — Edward Giobbi

Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil. — Reginald Heber

Great Garden Quotes

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Show me who your friends are, and I will tell you what you are. — Unknown Author

The summer night is like a perfection of thought. — Wallace Stevens

Perhaps you have noticed that even in the very lightest breeze you can hear the voice of the cottonwood tree; this we understand is its prayer to the Great Spirit, for not only men, but all things and all beings pray to Him continually in differing ways. — Black Elk

Life on a small farm might seem primitive, but by living such a life we become able to discover the Great Path. I believe that one who deeply respects his neighborhood and everyday world in which he lives will be shown the greatest of all worlds. — Masanobu Fukuoka

Milan, for me, is a city of discovery. You can find some amazing gardens behind some great houses; I also love finding beautiful galleries and incredible shops, but you have to explore. And the food is amazing. — Francisco Costa

The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. — Abraham Lincoln

The honey-bee's great ambition is to be rich, to lay up great stores, to possess the sweet of every flower that blooms. She is more than provident. Enough will not satisfy her, she must have all she can get by hook or crook. — John Burroughs

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. — Thomas Dreier

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 somebody else where to dig. — Texas Bix Bender

The great Master Gardener, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in a wonderful providence, with his own hand, planted me here, where by his grace, in this part of his vineyard, I grow; and here I will abide till the great Master of the vineyard think fit to transplant me. — Samuel Rutherford

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More Plants Quotes

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Plants quote by Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. — Robert Louis Stevenson

Plants quote by Stephen King

A life without love is like a tree without fruit. — Stephen King

Plants quote by Mitch Hedberg

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. — Mitch Hedberg

Plants quote by Audrey Hepburn

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. — Audrey Hepburn

Plants quote by Carl Linnaeus

If a tree dies, plant another in its place. — Carl Linnaeus

Plants quote by Erma Bombeck

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. — Erma Bombeck

Plants quote by Og Mandino

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. — Og Mandino

Plants quote by Evelyn Glennie

I try to plant myself where I am and embrace what is there in front of me. — Evelyn Glennie

Plants quote by Woody Allen

A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense. — Woody Allen

Plants quote by Jean Paul

God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul. — Jean Paul

Plants quote by Steve Lacy

Bamboo is not a weed, it's a flowering plant. Bamboo is a magnificent plant. — Steve Lacy

Plants quote by Albert Howard

The health of soil, plant, animal and man is one and indivisible. — Albert Howard

Plants quote by Susun Weed

Every breath is a giveaway dance between you and the plants. — Susun Weed

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. — Warren Buffett

God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man. — Ibn Arabi

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. — St. Basil

I guarantee that the seed you plant in love, not matter how small, will grow into a mighty tree of refuge. We all want a future for ourselves and we must now care enough to create, nurture and secure a future for our children.” — Afeni Shakur

We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate - thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising. — Maya Angelou

If the Olive Trees knew the hands that planted them, Their Oil would become Tears. — Mahmoud Darwish

We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things. — Charlotte Mason

So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. — Jorge Luis Borges

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all. — Dorothy Day

You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree, give it water, and make it survive. That's what makes the difference — Wangari Maathai

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. — Martin Luther

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. — Earl Nightingale

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. — Chinese Proverbs

Through my LSD experience and my new picture of reality, I became aware of the wonder of creation, the magnificence of nature and of the animal and plant kingdom. I became very sensitive to what will happen to all this and all of us. — Albert Hofmann

The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there? — Jack Kornfield

When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope. — Wangari Maathai

Some people think that as soon as you plant a tree, it must bear fruit. We must allow it to grow a bit. — Tunku Abdul Rahman

Be a Gardener. Dig a ditch. Toil and sweat. And turn the earth upside down. And seek the deepness. And water plants in time. Continue this labor. And make sweet floods to run, and noble and abundant fruits to spring. Take this food and drink, and carry it to God as your true worship. — Julian of Norwich

We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously. — Grace Lee Boggs

To reap a return in ten years, plant trees. To reap a return in 100, cultivate the people. — Ho Chi Minh

I shall never forget my mother, for it was she who planted and nurtured the first seeds of good within me. She opened my heart to the lasting impressions of nature; she awakened my understanding and extended my horizon and her percepts exerted an everlasting influence upon the course of my life. — Immanuel Kant

The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life. — Rabindranath Tagore

Plants are shaped by cultivation and men by education. .. We are born weak, we need strength; we are born totally unprovided, we need aid; we are born stupid, we need judgment. Everything we do not have at our birth and which we need when we are grown is given us by education. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Some people think plant-based diet, whole foods diet is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme. — Caldwell Esselstyn

Love all God's creation, the whole and every grain of sand of it. Love every leaf, every ray of God's light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I love you between shadow and soul. I love you as the plant that hasn't bloomed yet, and carries hidden within itself the light of flowers. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. Because of you, the dense fragrance that rises from the earth lives in my body, rioting with hunger for the eternity of our victorious kisses. — Pablo Neruda

There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can. — Alice Hoffman

Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

The action of Mind (thought) plants that nucleus which, if allowed to grow undisturbed, will eventually attract to itself all the conditions necessary for its manifestation in outward visible form. — Thomas Troward

I worked at a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a communist. — Nikita Khrushchev

The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. — Woodrow Wilson

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. — Carl Jung

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