"Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade."
"When I go into my garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do what I should have done with my own hands."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Kind hearts are the garden, kind thoughts are the root, kind words are the blossoms, kind deeds are the fruit."
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
"Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul."
"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."
Princess Grace of Monaco
"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
But though an old man, I am but a young gardener."
"Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like. Friendship is a sheltering tree."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life."
Cora Lea Bell
"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."
H. Fred Ale
"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides."
"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure."
"If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn."
"I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden."
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."
"In the garden the door is always open into the holy - growth, birth, death. Every flower holds the whole mystery in its short cycle, and in the garden we are never far away from death, the fertilizing, good, creative death."
"Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it."
"He who plants a garden, plants happiness."
"You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt."
"Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest."
Douglas William Jerrold
"Gardening requires a lot of water - most of it in the form of perspiration."
"Old Gardeners Never Die, They Just Spade Away."
"There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling."
"A garden is never so good as it will be next year."
"The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there."
George Bernard Shaw
"The work of a garden bears visible fruits - in a world where most of our labours seem suspiciously meaningless."
"Give weeds an inch and they'll take your yard."
"Flowers are the sweetest thing God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into."
Henry Ward Beecher
"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses."