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
Heartwarming Spring Gardening quotations
Where flowers bloom so does hope.
A garden is a grand teacher... above all it teaches entire trust.
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.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
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.
Blessed be the Lord for the beauty of summer and spring, for the air, the water, the verdure, and the song of birds.
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.
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?
Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.
That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.
She belongs to the winter that is past, to the darkness that is over, and has no part or lot in the life I shall lead for the next six months. Oh, I could dance and sing for joy that the spring is here! What a ressurection of beauty there is in my garden, and of brightest hope in my heart.
All things seem possible in May.
The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him is aristocracy.
April ... hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
Spring is when life's alive in everything.
The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet in a garden.
Only in dreams of spring Shall I ever see again The flowering of my cherry trees.
A flower is a daisy chain, a graduation, a valentine;
a flower is New Year's Eve and an orchid in your hair; a flower is a single geranium blooming in a tin can on a murky city fire-escape; an acre of roses at the Botanical Gardens; and the first gold crocus of spring! ... a flower is a birth, a wedding, a leaving of this life.
A light exists in Spring Not present in the year at any other period When March is scarcely here.
Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness or even knowledge in forsythia. Pure, undiluted, untouched joy.
The unmulched garden looks to me like some naked thing which for one reason or another would be better off with a few clothes on.
A profusion of pink roses being ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.
A pilot's business is with the wind, and with the stars, with night, with sand, with the sea. He strives to outwit the forces of nature. He stares with expectancy for the coming of the dawn the way a gardener awaits the coming of spring. He looks forward to port as a promised land, and truth for him is what lives in the stars.
Gardening requires lots of water... most of it in the form of perspiration.
'Tis my faith that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes!
Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter.
All through the long winter, I dream of my garden.
On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.
How should Spring bring forth a garden on hard stone? Become earth, that you may grow flowers of many colors. For you have been heart-breaking rock. Once, for the sake of experiment, be earth!
Your first job is to prepare the soil.
The best tool for this is your neighbor's garden tiller. If your neighbor does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one.
This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden.
There is nothing like the first hot days of spring when the gardener stops wondering if it's too soon to plant the dahlias and starts wondering if it's too late.
Are we to look at cherry blossoms only in full bloom, the moon only when it is cloudless? To long for the moon while looking on the rain, to lower the blinds and be unaware of the passing of the spring - these are even more deeply moving. Branches about to blossom or gardens strewn with flowers are worthier of our admiration.
A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.