Gardening Quotes

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Gardening quotes speak to each of our inner-minded green thumbs. I know it is true that I get a great feeling to plant something and then watch it grow.

It’s something about this good feeling associated with tilling the soil, planting, watering, and weeding. Further, the exciting visual effects of watching plants grow on a daily basis are not always easy to explain.

There is a great variety of quotes about gardening. So too are there a full range of gardening opportunities. Today, people are gardening from balconies, rooftops, window ledges, and so many other places.

Please share a gardening quote with someone special.

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
-Alexander Smith

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

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.
-Alfred Austin

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

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

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
-Caecilius Statius

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
-Carolus Linnaeus

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

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.
-D. Elton Trueblood

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.
-David Hobson

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

Working with plants, trees, fences, and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
-Dogen Zenji

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

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

Use plants to bring life.
-Douglas Wilson

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My neighbor 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.
-Eric Morecambe

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

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?
-Francis Cabot Lowell

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.
-George Cadbury

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
-George Eliot

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
-Gertrude Jekyll

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
-Jean Anouilh

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

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
-Les Brown

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

A garden must combine the poetic and mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
-Luis Barragan

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
-Luther Burbank

The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
-Luther Burbank

These gardening quotes are worthy of every green thumb.

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