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Inspirational Gardening Quotes

When I read the following quotes they always lift my spirits and put a smile on my face.

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Garden as though you will live forever. William Kent

The best fertilizer is the gardener’s shadow. Author unknown

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

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. Greek Proverb

Life begins the day you start a garden. Chinese Proverb

Gardening is the work of a lifetime: you never finish. Oscar de la Renta

Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with the dream. Josephine Nuese

The best gardens are a perfect balance of order and chaos. The tension created by this constantly threatened balance is the pulse of the garden itself. Helen Humphreys

Never put off planting something or you will find that ten years later you are saying ‘If only we had planted that wisteria,” and you are filled with sad thoughts. It isn’t too late. Do it now, and if you don’t live to enjoy it, somebody else will. A.A.Milne

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. May Sarton

In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there. To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe. Dodinsky

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. Alfred Austin

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Plants contain the world. The garden, better than any college education, gave the world to me. Jamaica Kincaid

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. Gertrude Jekyll

I am more myself in a garden than anywhere else on earth. Doug Green

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

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. Author Unknown

If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. ‘Green fingers’ are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart. Russell Page

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view. Fred Dale

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. A.A. Milne

Flowers are the music of the ground from earth’s lips spoken without sound. Edwin Curran

The Gardener does not create the Garden. The Garden creates the Gardener. Alan Chadwick

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. Unknown

Gardening is medicine that does not need a prescription and has no limit on dosage. Author unknown

A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul. Saadi

To potter with green growing things, watching each day to see the dear, new sprouts come up, is like taking a hand in creation, I think. Just now my garden is like faith—the substance of things hoped for. Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years. Unknown

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. Michael Pollan

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. Robert Louis Stevenson

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. Alfred Austin

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

At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows. William Shakespeare

Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. Jean Jacques Rousseau

Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors. Oscar de la Rentawn

When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. – Minnie Aumonier

Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized. Allan Armitage

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

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse

I like gardening. It’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. Alice Sebold

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself. May Sarton

If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden. Robert Brault

The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. Gertrude Jekyll

All gardeners know better than other gardeners. Chinese proverb