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Famous Quotes About Gardening

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Gardening quotes by Mitchell Beazley
#1. Home-grown pears are best eaten in the bath - they're so juicy, it's the easiest way to stay clean! #Quote by Mitchell Beazley
Gardening quotes by Beau Bridges
#2. I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowers ... I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids. #Quote by Beau Bridges
Gardening quotes by Brea Grant
#3. I'm really into gardening. #Quote by Brea Grant
Gardening quotes by Margery Fish
#4. One of the most delightful things about gardening is the freemasonry it gives with other gardeners, and the interest and pleasure all gardeners get by visiting other people's gardens. We all have a lot to learn and in every new garden there is a chance of finding inspiration - new flowers, different arrangement or fresh treatment for old subjects. Even if it is a garden you know by heart there are twelve months in the year and every month means a different garden, and the discovery of things unexpected all the rest of the year. #Quote by Margery Fish
Gardening quotes by Henry Mitchell
#5. Gardening is a long road, with many detours and way stations, and here we all are at one point or another. It's not a question of superior or inferior taste, merely a question of which detour we are on at the moment. Getting there (as they say) is not important; the wandering about in the wilderness or in the olive groves or in the bayous is the whole point. #Quote by Henry Mitchell
Gardening quotes by Jessica Francis Kane
#6. Why do I like gardening? Because I worry I've inherited a certain hopelessness, a potentially fatal lack of interest, that I'm diseased with reserve. Making a garden runs counter to all that. You can't garden without thinking about the future. #Quote by Jessica Francis Kane
Gardening quotes by Rachel Caine
#7. Well," he said, "I think we've found our way in. We just wait until they're duking it out, but trust me, these Humans First types don't have a lot of staying power or they'd have been at the gym with me before. I doubt Grandma Kent there is going to do a lot of damage." He pointed at a gray-haired, hunched lady in a shawl, carrying what looked liked a gardening tool. "It's like Plants Versus Zombies, and I'm not rooting for the zombies, weirdly enough. #Quote by Rachel Caine
Gardening quotes by Jamaica Kincaid
#8. I love planting. I love digging holes, putting plants in, tapping them in. And I love weeding, but I don't like tidying up the garden afterwards. #Quote by Jamaica Kincaid
Gardening quotes by Cassandra Danz
#9. The way to get a deciduous hedge for free is to ask a neighbor to let you take divisions from his shrubs. You can take ten or twenty sucker-like shoots with their roots attached before he will notice and start to feel like a sucker himself. Thank him profusely and suggest that you'd love to have him and the wife over to dinner sometime, but don't give a specific date. Perhaps in the winter, you might suggest, when there's not so much work to do in the yard.
... in about three to five years the little suckers will grow into an informal hedge whose height will depend on the type of shrub you have selected. I know three to five years is a long time when you're middle-aged and older. But what do you want? You've just glommed several hundred dollars' worth of shrubs for free, for heaven's sake. In three to five years your neighbor will have forgotten about that dinner, also. #Quote by Cassandra Danz
Gardening quotes by Wendell Berry
#10. Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Gardening quotes by Wilton Barnhardt
#11. And I'm leaving you that plant," he lamented. "You are good with plants, aren't you?"
Great, I lied. (I could make the Congo wither and die...) #Quote by Wilton Barnhardt
Gardening quotes by Dorothy Parker
#12. You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think. #Quote by Dorothy Parker
Gardening quotes by Cameron Dokey
#13. There is a tale ... It tells of the days when a blight hung over our land. Nothing prospered. Nothing flourished. Not even zucchini would grow. #Quote by Cameron Dokey
Gardening quotes by Jack Kornfield
#14. What is truly a part of our spiritual path is that which brings us alive. If gardening brings us alive, that is part of our path, if it is music, if it is conversation ... we must follow what brings us alive. #Quote by Jack Kornfield
Gardening quotes by Andrew Crofts
#15. Garden design is all about concealment and surprise. #Quote by Andrew Crofts
Gardening quotes by Sarah Rees Brennan
#16. Bros before hoes," said Jared. "By which of course I mean gardening tools, because I hold all the fine ladies of Sorry-in-the-Vale in the highest regard. #Quote by Sarah Rees Brennan
Gardening quotes by Geoff Hamilton
#17. Don't underestimate the therapeutic value of gardening. It's the one area where we can all use our nascent creative talents to make a truly satisfying work of art. Every individual, with thought, patience and a large portion of help from nature, has it in them to create their own private paradise: truly a thing of beauty and a joy for ever. #Quote by Geoff Hamilton
Gardening quotes by Elisabeth Kubler Ross
#18. We usually know more about suppressing anger than feeling it. Tell a counselor how angry you are. Share it with friends and family. Scream into a pillow. Find ways to get it out without hurting yourself or someone else. Try walking, swimming, gardening - any type of exercise helps you externalize your anger. Do not bottle up anger inside. Instead, explore it. The anger is just another indication of the intensity of your love. #Quote by Elisabeth Kubler Ross
Gardening quotes by Giles Milton
#19. He was the first to admit that he had been singularly ill-qualified for all his previous jobs. Just a few months earlier, he had accepted the editorship of Gardening Magazine. 'Nobody could know less about gardening than me,' he said. But it didn't stop him dispensing advice for his readers. 'I would solemnly give them my views on whether it were better to plant globe artichokes in September or March.'18 Now, at last, he had fallen into a job for which he was extremely well qualified, one in which the only seeds to be planted were those of wholescale destruction. #Quote by Giles Milton
Gardening quotes by Shirley Hibberd
#20. Gardening is always more or less a warfare against nature. It is true we go over to the 'other side' for a few hints, but we might as well abandon our spades and pitchforks as pretend that nature is everything and art nothing. #Quote by Shirley Hibberd
Gardening quotes by Ken Thompson
#21. I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening. #Quote by Ken Thompson
Gardening quotes by Tiffany Baker
#22. A gardin is where you can find a whole spectrum of life, birth and death #Quote by Tiffany Baker
Gardening quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#23. The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.
The Fruit Hunters #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Gardening quotes by Allen Lacy
#24. I know of no common interest that exceeds gardening as a source of lifelong friendships, nor as a means of making new friends almost constantly. #Quote by Allen Lacy
Gardening quotes by Jessica Coupe
#25. As I leave the garden
I take with me a renewed view,
And a quiet soul. #Quote by Jessica Coupe
Gardening quotes by Angelus Silesius
#26. God is a pure no-thing, concealed in now and here; the less you reach for him, the more he will appear. #Quote by Angelus Silesius
Gardening quotes by Margery Fish
#27. Gardening is like everything else in life, you get out of it as much as you put in. No one can make a garden by buying a few packets of seeds or doing an afternoon's weeding. You must love it, and then your love will be repaid a thousandfold, as every gardener knows. #Quote by Margery Fish
Gardening quotes by Shilpa Shetty
#28. I adore gardening and plan to take it up properly when I have a bit more time on my hands. Until then, I love pottering in garden centres. I'm totally low maintenance. I don't ask for fancy plants, just basic, long-lasting shrubs that look nice. But I am particular about flowers. #Quote by Shilpa Shetty
Gardening quotes by Robert Fortune
#29. Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as they flower freely year after year, they have little inclination to make vigorous growth. #Quote by Robert Fortune
Gardening quotes by Louise Dickinson Rich
#30. We belong to no cult. We are not Nature Lovers. We don't love nature any more than we love breathing. Nature is simply something indispensable, like air and light and water, that we accept as necessary to living, and the nearer we can get to it the happier we are. #Quote by Louise Dickinson Rich
Gardening quotes by Alex Honnold
#31. I've never really understood the criticism that climbing is inherently selfish, since it could equally be argued about virtually any other hobby or sport. Is gardening selfish? #Quote by Alex Honnold
Gardening quotes by Richard Louv
#32. From 1997 to 2003, there was a decline of 50 percent in the proportion of children nine to twelve who spent time in such outside activities as hiking, walking, fishing, beach play, and gardening, according to a study by Sandra Hofferth at the University of Maryland. #Quote by Richard Louv
Gardening quotes by James P. Carse
#33. Gardening is not outcome-oriented. A successful harvest is not the end of a gardener's existence, but only a phase of it. As any gardener knows, the vitality of a garden does not end with a harvest. It simply takes another form. Gardens do not "die" in the winter but quietly prepare for another season. #Quote by James P. Carse
Gardening quotes by Patience Strong
#34. Gardening is something more than a pastime; it is a religion. #Quote by Patience Strong
Gardening quotes by Gavin Francis
#35. People tend to think of brain surgeons as being very dextrous," the neurosurgeon replied, "but it's the plastic surgeons and microvascular surgeons who do that meticulous stuff." He indicated the slide on the wall: a patient's brain with an aerial array of steel rods, clamps and wires. "The rest of us just go gardening. #Quote by Gavin Francis
Gardening quotes by Jim Nollman
#36. A garden is the place millions of people go to touch the earth, to smell flowers - to use some of that fabled human brain power in the cause of better participating with natural processes in the place they call home. It serves as an art project, an organic produce market, a spiritual practice, a pharmacy. It offers ongoing lessons in ecology, biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology. Gardening imparts an organic perspective on the passage of time. It bestows on its practitioners a genuine sense of admiration for the plants, the soil, the sun, the water. #Quote by Jim Nollman
Gardening quotes by Liberty Hyde Bailey
#37. A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. #Quote by Liberty Hyde Bailey
Gardening quotes by Dorothy Parker
#38. Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants. #Quote by Dorothy Parker
Gardening quotes by Craig Lehoullier
#39. The non-hybrids/heirlooms I grew equaled or out-yielded the hybrids in general, with far superior flavors and variety. #Quote by Craig Lehoullier
Gardening quotes by Augustus William Hare
#40. The thoughtful excitement of lonely rambles, of gardening, and of other like occupations, where the mind has leisure to must during the healthful activity of the body, with the fresh and wakeful breezes blowing round it ... #Quote by Augustus William Hare
Gardening quotes by Marilyn Ferguson
#41. Suddenly creativity is the popular goal. Ironically, a quality dissonant with our conventional education process is greatly in demand in adults - and those who survive the system without losing their creative integrity are richly rewarded. The magic word in a book's title almost ensures sales: Creative Stitchery, Creative Cookery, Creative Gardening ... Perhaps we are trying to develop something that was innately ours. #Quote by Marilyn Ferguson
Gardening quotes by David Chang
#42. Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history. #Quote by David Chang
Gardening quotes by Vita Sackville-West
#43. Gardening is a luxury occupation: an ornament, not a necessity, of life ... Fortunate gardener, who may preoccupy himself solely with beauty in these difficult and ugly days! He is one of the few people left in this distressful world to carry on the tradition of elegance and charm. A useless member of society, considered in terms of economics, he must not be denied his rightful place. He deserves to share it, however humbly, with the painter and poet. #Quote by Vita Sackville-West
Gardening quotes by Karel Capek
#44. Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart. #Quote by Karel Capek
Gardening quotes by Eve Chase
#45. We may not have a new roof by then. But we will have flowers. Far more important, wouldn't you agree? #Quote by Eve Chase
Gardening quotes by Thomas Church
#46. When your garden is finished I hope it will be more beautiful that you anticipated, require less care than you expected, and have cost only a little more than you had planned. #Quote by Thomas Church
Gardening quotes by Gerald Durrell
#47. We all travelled light, taking with us only what we considered to be the bare essentials of life. When we opened our luggage for Customs inspection, the contents of our bags were a fair indication of character and interests. Thus Margo's luggage contained a multitude of diaphanous garments, three books on slimming, and a regiment of small bottles each containing some elixir guaranteed to cure acne. Leslie's case held a couple of roll-top pullovers and a pair of trousers which were wrapped round two revolvers, an air-pistol, a book called Be Your Own Gunsmith, and a large bottle of oil that leaked. Larry was accompanied by two trunks of books and a brief-case containing his clothes. Mother's luggage was sensibly divided between clothes and various volumes on cooking and gardening. I travelled with only those items that I thought necessary to relieve the tedium of a long journey: four books on natural history, a butterfly net, a dog, and a jam-jar full of caterpillars all in imminent danger of turning into chrysalids. Thus, by our standards fully equipped, we left the clammy shores of England. #Quote by Gerald Durrell
Gardening quotes by Christopher Lloyd
#48. Many gardeners will agree that hand-weeding is not the terrible drudgery that it is often made out to be. Some people find in it a kind of soothing monotony. It leaves their minds free to develop the plot for their next novel or to perfect the brilliant repartee with which they should have encountered a relative's latest example of unreasonableness. #Quote by Christopher Lloyd
Gardening quotes by Francis Cabot Lowell
#49. 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? #Quote by Francis Cabot Lowell
Gardening quotes by Frances Hodgson Burnett
#50. I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden. #Quote by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Gardening quotes by Dan Bennett
#51. One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds. #Quote by Dan Bennett
Gardening quotes by Clive Anderson
#52. Gardening has just sort of grown on me. I find it therapeutic. And I like smelly things. #Quote by Clive Anderson
Gardening quotes by Udo Kier
#53. I tried all my life to be a normal person. Stars are in the sky. I like cooking and gardening. #Quote by Udo Kier
Gardening quotes by Charlie N. Holmberg
#54. Emery was kneeling outside "gardening" when Ceony and Langston stepped through the illusion that masked the paper magician's house. He had positioned himself outside the curving garden of meticulously crafted paper flowers, and seemed to be replacing all the red, tulip-shaped flower heads with blue, lily-shaped ones. Fennel chewed on the discarded spells as Emery worked, crumpling them in his paper mouth and then spitting the balls into an overturned trash receptacle. #Quote by Charlie N. Holmberg
Gardening quotes by Michael Braungart
#55. Cradle to Cradle is like good gardening; it is not about "saving" the planet but about learning to thrive on it. #Quote by Michael Braungart
Gardening quotes by Elizabeth Von Arnim
#56. Humility, and the most patient perseverance, seem almost as necessary in gardening as rain and sunshine, and every failure must be used as a stepping-stone to something better. #Quote by Elizabeth Von Arnim
Gardening quotes by Philippe Kahn
#57. Trying to solve the worlds problems by making things 5% more efficient is like trying to play the violin with gardening gloves. Not much good will come out of it. We must invent new ways! #Quote by Philippe Kahn
Gardening quotes by Michael Lee West
#58. The first time I saw my father-in-law's cotton, I though of the Original Sin, gardening being the root of the South's downfall. #Quote by Michael Lee West
Gardening quotes by Simone Martel
#59. Why do we make gardens? The act seems so extravagant, so illogical. Don't we have enough hard work in our lives already? Are we looking for more? Why on earth do we bother?
It takes a kind of courage. You have to learn to cherish. You have to dare, to take the risk, to bother, to care. To make a garden, you have to be able to love and to see yourself as capable of nurturing.
It takes patience, too. If the garden is to thrive you must commit yourself to it for years, for the creation of a garden takes place over time. Like a child, a garden has needs that have to be met, whether we feel like it or not, day after day.
You have to have confidence. You have to take charge and be responsible. You have to act upon the garden.
And you have to let it act upon you. Because it will act upon you. And will knit you together with the rest of the world. It will not let you stand apart.
The challenge is hard, but it is irresistible. To get dirty, to get involved. To act and be acted upon. That is life. If we stop accepting that challenge, we stop living. #Quote by Simone Martel
Gardening quotes by Jalina Mhyana
#60. Each malevolence has a cousin that heals it. I fancy Hurtsickle and Heartsease as herbal enemies –weeds growing in reach of one another; the bite and the balm in balance. #Quote by Jalina Mhyana
Gardening quotes by Mirabel Osler
#61. Crouchers move through a garden at a stoop: naming, gasping, horraying, admiring or coveting plants; Gapers saunter, smiling or sighing at what they find, succumbing to an intangible beatitude that takes them for a brief escape into another dimension. Both sorts of gardener are besotted; both get their hands dirty; think and talk gardening; but on the threshold of another's garden, each use a different set of whiskers. #Quote by Mirabel Osler
Gardening quotes by Mary Roach
#62. If you found this book in the New Age section of your local bookstore, it was grossly misshelved, and you should put it down at once. If you found it while browsing Gardening, or Boats and Ships, it was also misshelved, but you might enjoy it anyway #Quote by Mary Roach
Gardening quotes by Robert Bridges
#63. I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. #Quote by Robert Bridges
Gardening quotes by Robert Muller
#64. There are thousands of books on the joy of gardening and cooking. Alas, there are only few on the joy of living. #Quote by Robert Muller
Gardening quotes by Nan Fairbrother
#65. If you would be happy all your life, plant a garden. #Quote by Nan Fairbrother
Gardening quotes by Gertrude Stein
#66. 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. #Quote by Gertrude Stein
Gardening quotes by Simon Baker
#67. I'm pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I'm doing something constructive. #Quote by Simon Baker
Gardening quotes by Nora Roberts
#68. Planting a flower's like opening a book, because either way you're starting something. And your garden's your library. #Quote by Nora Roberts
Gardening quotes by Ama H. Vanniarachchy
#69. Gardening is like landscape painting to me. The garden is the canvas. Plants, containers and other garden features are the colors. I paint on the garden of canvas hoping to create a master piece with my colors. #Quote by Ama H. Vanniarachchy
Gardening quotes by Deepak Chopra
#70. Exercise has a direct brain connection, when you consider what it actually does. What we tend to overlook are the feedback loops that connect the brain to every cell in the body. Therefore when you throw a ball, run on a treadmill, or jog along the shore, billions of cells are "seeing" the outside world. The chemicals transmitted form the brain are acting the way sense organs do, making contact with the outside world and offering stimulation from that world.
This is why the jump from being sedentary to doing a minimal amount of exercise - such as walking, light gardening, and climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator - is so healthy. Your cells want to be part of the world. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Gardening quotes by Luis Barragan
#71. I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one. #Quote by Luis Barragan
Gardening quotes by Peter Lynch
#72. When people discover they are no good at baseball or hockey, they put away their bats and their skates and they take up amateur golf or stamp collecting or gardening. But when people discover they are no good at picking stocks, they are likely to continue to do it anyway. #Quote by Peter Lynch
Gardening quotes by Bill Richardson
#73. Novels and gardens," she says. "I like to move from plot to plot. #Quote by Bill Richardson
Gardening quotes by Stan Jacobs
#74. What do the words "plant" and "plan" have in common? Yes, correct, it's the word PLAN. Mind Gardening is a mindful thinking and planning philosophy. #Quote by Stan Jacobs
Gardening quotes by Ray Bradbury
#75. Lilacs on a bush are better than orchids. And dandelions and devil grass are better! Why? Because they bend you over and turn you away from all the people in the town for a little while and sweat you and get you down where you remember you got a nose again. And when you're all to yourself that way, you're really proud of yourself for a little while; you get to thinking things through, alone. Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher. Nobody guesses, nobody accuses, nobody knows, but there you are, Plato in the peonies, Socrates force-growing his own hemlock. A man toting a sack of blood manure across his lawn is kin to Atlas letting the world spin easy on his shoulder. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Gardening quotes by Ricky Gervais
#76. I think doing something creative is the most important thing to me, and I think it's probably just good for the soul for anyone, whatever it is. You don't have to be a film director - you can do gardening or something - but I think everyone needs to create something. #Quote by Ricky Gervais
Gardening quotes by Arthur Smith
#77. If you want to be happy for a short time, get drunk happy for a long time, fall in love; happy forever, take up gardening. #Quote by Arthur Smith
Gardening quotes by Sara Maitland
#78. Gardening gave me a way to work with silence; not "in silence" but "with silence" - it was a silent creativity. #Quote by Sara Maitland
Gardening quotes by Allen Lacy
#79. Gardening transcends everything that otherwise divides us. #Quote by Allen Lacy
Gardening quotes by Wendell Berry
#80. We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough? #Quote by Wendell Berry
Gardening quotes by Tom Hodgkinson
#81. I could happily lean on a gate all the livelong day, chatting to passers-by about the wind and the rain. I do a lot of gate-leaning while I am supposed to be gardening; instead of hoeing, I lean on the gate, stare at the vegetable beds and ponder. #Quote by Tom Hodgkinson
Gardening quotes by Susan Hill
#82. Of all human activities, apart from the procreation of children, gardening is the most optimistic and hopeful. The gardener is by definition one who plans for and believes and trusts in a future, whether in the short or the longer term. #Quote by Susan Hill
Gardening quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#83. Dr. Watson's summary list of Sherlock Holmes's strengths and weaknesses:
1. Knowledge of Literature: Nil.
2. Knowledge of Philosophy: Nil.
3. Knowledge of Astronomy: Nil.
4. Knowledge of Politics: Feeble.
5. Knowledge of Botany: Variable. Well up in belladonna, opium, and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening.
6. Knowledge of Geology: Practical but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other. After walks has shown me splashes upon his trousers, and told me by their colour and consistence in what part of London he had received them.
7. Knowledge of Chemistry: Profound.
8. Knowledge of Anatomy: Accurate but unsystematic.
9. Knowledge of Sensational Literature: Immense. He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century.
10. Plays the violin well.
11. Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.
12. Has a good practical knowledge of British law. #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Gardening quotes by Graham Stuart Thomas
#84. It is far better to limit our choice to real permanencies, which do not require staking ... and a general mixture throughout of dwarf shrubs, perennials and ground-covers, with bulbs ... This has been called gardening in four layers, and I believe it to be the most satisfying form of gardening. #Quote by Graham Stuart Thomas
Gardening quotes by Rob Bell
#85. When Isaiah predicted that spears would become pruning hooks, that's a reference to cultivating. Pruning and trimming and growing and paying close attention to the plants and whether they're getting enough water and if their roots are deep enough. Soil under the fingernails, grapes being trampled under bare feet, fingers sticky from handling fresh fruit.
It's that green stripe you get around the sole of your shoes when you mow the lawn.
Life in the age to come.
Earthy. #Quote by Rob Bell
Gardening quotes by Dale Mayer
#86. different genres. To go with her fiction, she also writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening #Quote by Dale Mayer
Gardening quotes by Diane Ackerman
#87. Devising a vocabulary for gardening is like devising a vocabulary for sex. There are the correct Latin names, but most people invent euphemisms. Those who refer to plants by Latin name are considered more expert, if a little pedantic. #Quote by Diane Ackerman
Gardening quotes by Ellen DeGeneres
#88. My point is, I love gardening as a hobby. Right now in our garden, Portia and I are growing tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, beets, eggplant, basil, and a whole assortment of herbs. It smells nice, it looks nice, and I can't tell you how satisfying it is to be able to host a dinner party and offer my quests the literal fruits of my labor. (As it turns out, these are very different than the fruits of one's loins. At a recent dinner party, I accidently asked Martha Stewart how she was enjoying the fruits of my loins and she nearly choked on her stew.) #Quote by Ellen DeGeneres
Gardening quotes by Mike Krieger
#89. Software is like gardening - one day I'll go behind the shed and clean up. But if nobody ever goes there, does it matter a lot? #Quote by Mike Krieger
Gardening quotes by May Sarton
#90. Gardening is the instrument of grace. #Quote by May Sarton
Gardening quotes by Andrew Weil
#91. I am a particular fan of integrative exercise - that is, exercise that occurs in the course of doing some productive activity such as gardening, bicycling to work, doing home improvement projects and so on. #Quote by Andrew Weil
Gardening quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#92. It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Gardening quotes by Martha Hall Kelly
#93. Caroline wiped her cheek with the back of her gardening glove, leaving a dark smudge below one eye, then pulled off her gloves.

'But it's fitting in a way - Father loved the fact that a lilac only blossoms after a harsh winter.'

Caroline reached over and smoothed the hair back from my brow with a light touch. How many times had my mother done that? 'It's a miracle all of this beauty emerges after such hardship, don't you think? #Quote by Martha Hall Kelly
Gardening quotes by June Stoyer
#94. In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn! #Quote by June Stoyer
Gardening quotes by Rudyard Kipling
#95. Adam was a gardener, and God, who made him, sees that half of all good gardening is done upon the knees. #Quote by Rudyard Kipling
Gardening quotes by Amy Stewart
#96. But gardening is none of that, really. Strip away the gadgets and the techniques, the books and the magazines and the soil test kits, and what you're left with, at the end of the day, is this: a stretch of freshly turned dirt, a handful of seeds scratched into the surface, and a marker to remember where they went. It is at the same time an incredibly brave and an incredibly simple thing to do, entrusting your seeds to the earth and waiting for them to rise up out of the ground to meet you. #Quote by Amy Stewart
Gardening quotes by Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi
#97. Life skills such as cooking, cleaning, organizing, gardening and even sewing should be added creatively to the educational systems. It will teach children to be responsible along with seeking academic excellence. A grown-up person is not only by how smart he or she is, it is also by how cooperative and responsible they are. #Quote by Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi
Gardening quotes by Andrew Weil
#98. In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created. #Quote by Andrew Weil
Gardening quotes by Timothy Leary
#99. Learning how to operate a soul figures to take time. #Quote by Timothy Leary
Gardening quotes by R.T. Wolfe
#100. One of my favorite dialogue pieces from Black Creek Burning:
"It was a polite, white lie," Brie whispered.
"I'll have to remember you think that way," Nathan said. #Quote by R.T. Wolfe
Gardening quotes by Mary Norris
#101. One of the things I like about my job is that it draws on the entire person: not just your knowledge of grammar and punctuation and usage and foreign languages and literature but also your experience of travel, gardening, shipping, singing, plumbing, Catholicism, midwesternism, mozzarella, the A train, New Jersey. And in turn it feeds you more experience. #Quote by Mary Norris
Gardening quotes by John Hurt
#102. I like the physical activity of gardening. It's kind of thrilling. I do a lot of weeding. #Quote by John Hurt
Gardening quotes by Louis MacNeice
#103. Fanfare for the Makers

A cloud of witnesses. To whom? To what?
To the small fire that never leaves the sky.
To the great fire that boils the daily pot.

To all the things we are not remembered by,
Which we remember and bless. To all the things
That will not notice when we die,

Yet lend the passing moment words and wings.

So fanfare for the Makers: who compose
A book of words or deeds who runs may write
As many who do run, as a family grows

At times like sunflowers turning towards the light.
As sometimes in the blackout and the raids
One joke composed an island in the night.

As sometimes one man's kindness pervades
A room or house or village, as sometimes
Merely to tighten screws or sharpen blades

Can catch a meaning, as to hear the chimes
At midnight means to share them, as one man
In old age plants an avenue of limes

And before they bloom can smell them, before they span
The road can walk beneath the perfected arch,
The merest greenprint when the lives began

Of those who walk there with him, as in default
Of coffee men grind acorns, as in despite
Of all assaults conscripts counter assault,

As mothers sit up late night after night
Moulding a life, as miners day by day
Descend blind shafts, as a boy may flaunt his kite

In an empty nonchalant sky, as anglers play
The #Quote by Louis MacNeice
Gardening quotes by Philip Gambone
#104. For more than thirty years, Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd have been gardening with extraordinary, indeed legendary, results. Part memoir, part omnium-gatherum of horticultural wisdom and practical advice, Our Life in Gardens is at once literate, learned, sensible, and, often, sheer luscious poetry. There are delights to be sampled on every page. From a cultivated life, they have brought forth, once again, a cultivated book. #Quote by Philip Gambone
Gardening quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#105. Spring time is nature at its best. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Gardening quotes by Marta McDowell
#106. Spring is that wonderful if somewhat delusional time for a gardener when the sap rises and everything seems possible. #Quote by Marta McDowell
Gardening quotes by Jude Watson
#107. Lovely," Nellie whispered. "A double-crosser wouldn't spend all this time gardening and planting flowers, would they?"
Sinead Starling opened the door.
"Ah," Nellie said. "I guess I was wrong. #Quote by Jude Watson
Gardening quotes by Stephen Gardiner
#108. The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden. #Quote by Stephen Gardiner
Gardening quotes by Shel Silverstein
#109. What did the carrot say to the wheat? Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet. #Quote by Shel Silverstein
Gardening quotes by Joel Salatin
#110. From my earliest memories, I loved the farm. My grandfather was a charter subscriber to Rodale's Organic Gardening and Farming Magazine and had a huge, well kept garden with an octagonal chicken house in the corner. #Quote by Joel Salatin
Gardening quotes by Alice Boyes
#111. Next Action

When you're avoiding something, try identifying the next action you need to take to move forward. Do that action. For example, if you have a legal situation and you feel overwhelmed about it, the next action you need to take might be something like emailing a lawyer friend and asking for a referral. If your garden has become overgrown with weeds, the next action you need to take might be locating your gardening tools. If your smartphone is acting up, the next action you need to take might be to run a backup. If you need to buy a new laptop, your next action might be to decide on your budget. Keep in mind that the next action you pick shouldn't be too big. Generally, try to think of something you can do in 15 minutes or less. If you still feel overwhelmed, try picking an even smaller next action. To give credit where credit is due, the concept of defining your next action was first popularized in a productivity book called Getting Things Done. It's a concept many of my clients have found useful. #Quote by Alice Boyes
Gardening quotes by Seth Adam Smith
#112. Perhaps we are not really sinners in the hands of an angry God, after all. Perhaps we are all more like seedlings in the hands of a wise gardener. #Quote by Seth Adam Smith
Gardening quotes by Dogen
#113. A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. #Quote by Dogen
Gardening quotes by Susan Hampshire
#114. My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby. I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house, I love cooking. #Quote by Susan Hampshire
Gardening quotes by Robert Irwin
#115. Gardening always has been an art, essentially. #Quote by Robert Irwin
Gardening quotes by Charlotte Smith
#116. The cottage garden; most for use designed, Yet not of beauty destitute. #Quote by Charlotte Smith
Gardening quotes by Jeannie Mobley
#117. It won't be a chore, it will be a garden,' Holena said. #Quote by Jeannie Mobley
Gardening quotes by Robert Harbison
#118. Gardens always mean something else, man absolutely uses one thing to say another. #Quote by Robert Harbison
Gardening quotes by Johann Georg Hamann
#119. Poetry is mother-tongue of the human race; as gardening is older than agriculture; painting than writing; song than declamation; parables, - than deductions; barter, - than trade. #Quote by Johann Georg Hamann
Gardening quotes by R.L. Stine
#120. Lawn Lovely is a store two blocks from our house. It's the place where Dad buys his lawn ornaments. A lot of lawn ornaments.
Dad is as nuts about lawn ornaments as he is about gardening. We have so many lawn ornaments in our front yard, it's impossible to mow the lawn!
What a crowd scene! We have two pink plastic flamingos. A cement angel with huge white wings. A chrome ball on a silver platform. A whole family of plaster skunks. A fountain with two kissing swans. A seal that balances a beach ball on its nose. And a chipped plaster deer. #Quote by R.L. Stine
Gardening quotes by Lili Wilkinson
#121. By the end of summer, this trolley will be bursting with spuds. Like nature's own supermarket. #Quote by Lili Wilkinson
Gardening quotes by Stephen M. Irwin
#122. After Nicholas hung up the phone, he watched his mother carry buckets and garden tools across the couch grass toward a bed that would, come spring, be brightly ablaze as tropical coral with colorful arctotis, impatiens, and petunias. Katherine dug with hard chopping strokes, pulling out wandering jew and oxalis, tossing the uprooted weeds into a black pot beside her.
The garden will be beautiful, he thought. But how do the weeds feel about it? Sacrifices must be made. #Quote by Stephen M. Irwin
Gardening quotes by E.F. Benson
#123. She was a gardener of the ruthless type, and went for any small green thing that incautiously showed a timid spike above the earth, suspecting it of being a weed. She had had a slight difference with the professional gardener who had hitherto worked for her on three afternoons during the week, and had told him that his services were no longer required. She meant to do her gardening herself this year, and was confident that a profusion of beautiful flowers and a plethora of delicious vegetables would be the result. At the end of her garden path was a barrow of rich manure, which she proposed, when she had finished the slaughter of the innocents, to dig into the depopulated beds. On the other side of her paling her neighbour Georgie Pillson was rolling his strip of lawn, on which during the summer he often played croquet on a small scale. Occasionally they shouted remarks to each other, but as they got more and more out of breath with their exertions the remarks got fewer. Mrs. Quantock's last question had been "What do you do with slugs, Georgie?" and Georgie had panted out, "Pretend you don't see them. #Quote by E.F. Benson
Gardening quotes by Cassandra Clare
#124. The destruction of all Shadowhunters' said Scott. 'I rather thought you knew that. It isn't a gardening club. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Gardening quotes by William Cowper
#125. Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too. #Quote by William Cowper
Gardening quotes by Alfred Austin
#126. 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. #Quote by Alfred Austin
Gardening quotes by Terry Spear
#127. I forgot that Mark and Brian are gardening for you now.
"You're the master gardener. So you are in charge of them.
But as a dragon-shifter, I want to do what you do.
Ena smiled. You want to earn the kind of treasure that I do. But you would have to learn the trade.
Right! You can be my teacher. I need to earn my own way if I'm going to court you. How will I ever be able to buy you the most extravagant gifts when I am still trying to pay off my boots and other clothes? #Quote by Terry Spear
Gardening quotes by Benjamin Vogt
#128. Gardens have deep meaning when they are created and managed to benefit other species, even other humans….Gardening from a larger-than-human perspective can also be empowering. In this time of climate disruption and mass extinction, gardens are becoming places of activism… #Quote by Benjamin Vogt
Gardening quotes by William Shakespeare
#129. Sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Gardening quotes by Andy Goldsworthy
#130. I see my work plagiarized in gardening programmes and decorating programmes and car adverts, and I suppose I have to accept that's just the way art gets assimilated into culture. #Quote by Andy Goldsworthy
Gardening quotes by Bert McCoy
#131. You can learn everything you need to know by gardening. #Quote by Bert McCoy
Gardening quotes by Gary Thorp
#132. Whether working in the yard or just going about the daily business of life, you are continually adjusting, trimming, touching, shaping, and tinkering with the wealth of things around you. It may be difficult for you to know when to stop. We are all torn between the extremes of taking care of things and leaving them alone, and we question whether many things could ever get along without us. We find ourselves with pruning shears in hand, snipping away at this or that, telling ourselves that we're only being helpful, redefining something else's space, removing that which is unappealing to us. It's not that we really want to change the world. We just want to fix it up slightly. We'd like to lose a few pounds or rid ourselves of some small habit. Maybe we'd like to help a friend improve his situation or repair a few loose ends in the lives of our children. All of this shaping and controlling can have an adverse affect. Unlike someone skilled in the art of bonsai gardening, we may *unintentionally* stunt much natural growth before it occurs. And our meddling may not be appreciated by others. Most things will get along superbly without our editing, fussing, and intervention. We can learn to just let them be. As a poem of long ago puts it, "In the landscape of spring, the flowering branches grow naturally, some are long, some are short. #Quote by Gary Thorp
Gardening quotes by Robert Smithson
#133. When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us. #Quote by Robert Smithson
Gardening quotes by Alice Sebold
#134. I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. #Quote by Alice Sebold
Gardening quotes by Jamaica Kincaid
#135. Gardening is really an extended form of reading, of history and philosophy. The garden itself has become like writing a book. I walk around and walk around. Apparently people often see me standing there and they wave to me and I don't see them because I am reading the landscape. #Quote by Jamaica Kincaid
Gardening quotes by Michael Fish
#136. I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good. #Quote by Michael Fish
Gardening quotes by Vanna Bonta
#137. We are the ancestors of those gardening the universe. #Quote by Vanna Bonta
Gardening quotes by Oscar De La Renta
#138. I adore gardening, and whenever I have time off, that is my passion. #Quote by Oscar De La Renta
Gardening quotes by Nhat Hanh
#139. You have two gardens: your own garden and that of your beloved. First, you have to take care of your own garden and master the art of gardening. In each one of us there are flowers and there is also garbage. The garbage is the anger, fear, discrimination, and jealousy within us. If you water the garbage, you will strengthen the negative seeds. If you water the flowers of compassion, understanding, and love, you will strengthen the positive seeds. What you grow is up to you. #Quote by Nhat Hanh
Gardening quotes by Carol Deppe
#140. Corn is at the core of modern agribusiness, the most important food crop in North America. In no other crop are the values of modern commercial agribusiness as thoroughly embedded. There is nothing we can do that is ultimately subversive - there is no act of gardening that is so profound a rebellion, there is no act of eating that is so potent a blow for food quality and food system sanity - as to take back the corn crop in our own backyards, and grow, breed, eat, and save seed of corn based upon an entirely different set of values. #Quote by Carol Deppe
Gardening quotes by Tor Udall
#141. I don't want to return to the world outside these Gardens. All I want is to notice the dew on a leaf. The holy busyness of worms in the soil. #Quote by Tor Udall
Gardening quotes by Marie Curie
#142. Sometimes my courage fails me and I think I ought to stop working, live in the country and devote myself to gardening. But I am held by a thousand bonds, and I don't know when I shall be able to arrange things otherwise. Nor do I know whether, even by writing scientific books, I could live without the laboratory. #Quote by Marie Curie
Gardening quotes by Adam Ant
#143. I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing ... getting back to reality. #Quote by Adam Ant
Gardening quotes by Emily Matchar
#144. Gardening and making your own soap and home-birthing your babies are fine, but these are inherently limited actions. If we want to see genuine food safety, if we want to see sustainable products, if we want to see a better women's health system, and if we want these things for everyone, not just the privileged few with the time and education to DIY it, then we need large social changes. #Quote by Emily Matchar
Gardening quotes by George Cadbury
#145. 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. #Quote by George Cadbury
Gardening quotes by Martha Stewart
#146. Gardening is a humbling experience. #Quote by Martha Stewart
Gardening quotes by Jessica N. Turner
#147. Now, you might be saying, "Jessica, I am not crafty." I hear you. But I am not talking about crafts. I am talking about living out the God-given passions that are inside of us. Creativity isn't crafting; it is any original expression you pursue - running, playing music, gardening, sewing, cooking, and so on are all creative acts. Even activities like volunteering and throwing parties are creative pursuits because by giving of ourselves for others we are expressing ourselves in a meaningful way. Moreover, these are activities that inspire us in an indescribable way. And when we make room in our days to include them, we feel more alive and joyful. #Quote by Jessica N. Turner
Gardening quotes by Dorothy L. Sayers
#148. It's disquieting to reflect that one's dreams never symbolize one's real wishes, but always something Much Worse ... If I really wanted to be passionately embraced by Peter, I should dream of dentists or gardening. I wonder what unspeakable depths of awfulness can only be expressed by the polite symbol of Peter's embraces? #Quote by Dorothy L. Sayers
Gardening quotes by Michelle Cliff
#149. To garden is a solitary act. #Quote by Michelle Cliff
Gardening quotes by Allen Lacy
#150. Gardening is in large measure a phenomenon of attention. #Quote by Allen Lacy
Gardening quotes by Eleanor Perenyi
#151. Sooner or later every gardener must face the fact that certain things are going to die on him. It is a temptation to be anthropomorphic about plants, to suspect that they do it to annoy. #Quote by Eleanor Perenyi
Gardening quotes by W.S. Merwin
#152. A garden is made of hope. #Quote by W.S. Merwin
Gardening quotes by Sarah Rajkotwala
#153. The earth sometimes rewards humans who do good works for the planet. Look out for unexpected windfalls of produce from the earth such as baskets of fruit or vegetables given to you unexpectedly, nature handcrafts, or a bunch of flowers picked from a beloved garden. These are all signs that the gifts not only came from the giver but from Mother Earth herself. - Fairy of the woods #Quote by Sarah Rajkotwala
Gardening quotes by Mary Wortley Montagu
#154. Gardening is certainly the next amusement to reading. #Quote by Mary Wortley Montagu
Gardening quotes by Allen Lacy
#155. I suppose that for most people one of the darker joys of gardening is that once you've got started it's not at all hard to find someone who knows a little bit less than you. #Quote by Allen Lacy
Gardening quotes by William Howard Adams
#156. The garden, historically, is the place where all the senses are exploited. Not just the eye, but the ear - with water, with birds. And there is texture, too, in plants you long to touch. #Quote by William Howard Adams
Gardening quotes by Laura Frantz
#157. Gardening is the purest human pleasure. Francis Bacon #Quote by Laura Frantz
Gardening quotes by Marie Lu
#158. Hey kid. Remember when John asked you to be in charge of watering the plants outside our door?'
Eden frowns for a second, digging through his memories, and then a grin lights us his face. 'I did a pretty good job, didn't I?'
'You built that little makeshift catapult in front of our door.' I close my eyes and indulge in the memory, a temporary distraction from all the pain. 'Yeah, I remember that thing. You kept lobbing water balloons at those poor flowers. Did they have any petals when you were done? Oh man, John was so pissed.' He was even madder because Eden was only four at the time, well, how do you punish your wide-eyed baby brother. #Quote by Marie Lu
Gardening quotes by Mark Barrowcliffe
#159. At the time I thought the winner in an argument was the person who put forward the most logical support for his position. Of course, this isn't true. Human history, from gardening disputes to genocide, is full of examples of people with the most decent, well-argued stance ending up with their face in the mud in front of a naked display of power. #Quote by Mark Barrowcliffe
Gardening quotes by William Alexander
#160. Gardening is, by its very nature, an expression of the triumph of optimism over experience. No matter how bad this year was, there's always next year. Experience doesn't count. #Quote by William Alexander
Gardening quotes by Seth Adam Smith
#161. This garden is your life. Of course, there are the occasional weeds - but more than anything, this garden is filled with so much life! #Quote by Seth Adam Smith
Gardening quotes by Liberty Hyde Bailey
#162. A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion. #Quote by Liberty Hyde Bailey
Gardening quotes by Joel Salatin
#163. We should be rolling in the dirt, gardening, wrestling with some brambles and skinning animals for supper. These are important immune system builders. #Quote by Joel Salatin
Gardening quotes by Russell Page
#164. A garden really lives only insofar as it is an expression of faith, the embodiment of a hope and a song of praise. #Quote by Russell Page
Gardening quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#165. Children get smashed for hours on some strictly limited aspect of the Great Big Everything, the Universe, such as water or snow or mud or colors or rocks. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Gardening quotes by Naomi Duncan
#166. Companion gardening refers to the planting of different crops next to each other for strategic reasons. There are some very many reasons why it is done on the farm. Some of the reasons why this is done include: #Quote by Naomi Duncan
Gardening quotes by Lewis Gannett
#167. Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed. #Quote by Lewis Gannett
Gardening quotes by Roberto Bolano
#168. He had a little single-story house, three bedrooms, a full bathroom and a half bathroom, a combined kitchen-living room-dining room with windows that faced west, a small brick porch where there was a wooden bench worn by the wind that came down from the mountains and the sea, the wind from the north, the wind through the gaps, the wind that smelled like smoke and came from the south. He had books he'd kept for more than twenty-five years. Not many. All of them old. He had books he'd bought in the last ten years, books he didn't mind lending, books that could've been lost or stolen for all he cared. He had books that he sometimes received neatly packaged and with unfamiliar return addresses, books he didn't even open anymore. He had a yard perfect for growing grass and planting flowers, but he didn't know what flowers would do best there--flowers, as opposed to cacti or succulents. There would be time (so he thought) for gardening. He had a wooden gate that needed a coat of paint. He had a monthly salary. #Quote by Roberto Bolano
Gardening quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#169. The one small garden of a free gardener was all his need and due, not a garden swollen to a realm; his own hands to use, not the hands of others to command. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Gardening quotes by Jaye Beeler
#170. Many Detroiters, for example, are beginning to see urban agriculture as a real part of the solution; to grow things right where people live, where they work, and definitely need healthier food on the table. Green city gardens are scattered throughout Detroit now, from the schoolyard at Catherine Ferguson Academy for pregnant teens and teen moms, to reclaimed land owned by a local order of Catholic friars (Earthworks), to a seven-acre organic farm in Rouge Park. Together, city gardeners, nonprofit organizations, and the Greening of Detroit resource agency are writing a new local-food story of urban Michigan. #Quote by Jaye Beeler
Gardening quotes by Kim Wilde
#171. Gardening is not something to get on your high horse about or be overwhelmed by. Either you enjoy it or you don't. #Quote by Kim Wilde
Gardening quotes by Stella Walthal Patterson
#172. One must also have faith to grow flowers... #Quote by Stella Walthal Patterson
Gardening quotes by Zora Neale Hurston
#173. Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow. #Quote by Zora Neale Hurston
Gardening quotes by Alfred Austin
#174. Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are. #Quote by Alfred Austin
Gardening quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#175. Orwell wrote easily and well about small humane pursuits, such as bird watching, gardening and cooking, and did not despise popular pleasures like pubs and vulgar seaside resorts. In many ways, his investigations into ordinary life and activity prefigure what we now call 'cultural studies. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Gardening quotes by Phyllis Theroux
#176. I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. #Quote by Phyllis Theroux
Gardening quotes by Zsuzsi Gartner
#177. Wisteria hangs over the eaves like clumps of ghostly grapes. Euphorbia's pale blooms billow like sea froth. Blood grass twists upward, knifing the air, while underground its roots go berserk, goosing everything in their path. A magnolia, impatient with vulvic flesh, erupts in front of the living room window. The recovering terrorist
holding a watering can filled with equal parts fish fertilizer and water, paisley gloves right up over her freckled forearms, a straw hat with its big brim shading her eyes, old tennis shoes speckled with dew
moves through her front garden. Her face, she tells herself, like a Zen koan. The look of one lip smiling. #Quote by Zsuzsi Gartner
Gardening quotes by Beverley Nichols
#178. For a garden is a mistress, and gardening is a blend of all the arts, and if it is not the death of me, sooner or later, I shall be much surprised. #Quote by Beverley Nichols
Gardening quotes by Christopher Lloyd
#179. There is no elegance or character of any sort in [the forsythia's] structure. Its crude expose of colour is undiluted by foliage. And in its most popular cultivars the flowers are packed into such congested lumps that it is like being asked to swallow a helping of cornflour pudding. #Quote by Christopher Lloyd
Gardening quotes by Vita Sackville-West
#180. There is always something else to do. A gardener should have nine times as many lives as a cat. #Quote by Vita Sackville-West
Gardening quotes by Marty Rubin
#181. April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Gardening quotes by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
#182. Nothing can hide from me the conviction that an immortal soul needs for its sustenance something more than visiting, and gardening, and novel-reading, and crochet-needle, and the occasional manufacture of sponge cake. #Quote by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Gardening quotes by Maeve Binchy
#183. She soon called a halt to the work. Judy's great success was that she stopped her helpers before they got tired. #Quote by Maeve Binchy
Gardening quotes by Voltaire
#184. I also know that we should cultivate our gardens. #Quote by Voltaire
Gardening quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#185. All gardening is landscape painting,' said Alexander Pope. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Gardening quotes by Jane Kaczmarek
#186. Gardening is peaceful, yet there is a great element of failure. It's the perfect metaphor for life
a lot of pleasure, then it's over. There's great satisfaction in tending something, feeling it needs you, even if it's just a plant on your windowsill. #Quote by Jane Kaczmarek
Gardening quotes by Jeremy Northam
#187. The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London. #Quote by Jeremy Northam
Gardening quotes by Michael Pollan
#188. 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. #Quote by Michael Pollan
Gardening quotes by Emanuel Steward
#189. My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening - corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year. #Quote by Emanuel Steward
Gardening quotes by Elizabeth Leiknes
#190. Deep down, Story Easton knew what would happen if she attempted to off herself - she would fail It was a matter of probability. This was not a new thing, failure. She was, had always been, a failure of fairy-tale proportion. Quitting wasn't Story's problem. She had tried, really tried, lots of things during different stages of her life - Girl Scours, the viola, gardening, Tommy Andres from senior year American Lit - but zero cookie sales, four broken strings, two withered azalea bushes, and one uniquely humiliating breakup later, Story still had not tasted success, and with a shriveled-up writing career as her latest disappointment, she realized no magic slippers or fairy dust was going to rescue her from her Anti-Midas Touch. No Happily Ever After was coming.
So she had learned to find a certain comfort in failure. In addition to her own screw-ups, others' mistakes became cozy blankets to cuddle, and she snuggled up to famous failures like most people embrace triumph.
The Battle of Little Bighorn - a thing of beauty.
The Bay of Pigs - delicious debacle.
The Y2K Bug - gorgeously disappointing fuck-up.
Geraldo's anti-climactic Al Capone exhumation - oops!
Jaws III - heaven on film.
Tattooed eyeliner - eyelids everywhere, revolting. Really revolting.
Fat-free potato chips - good Lord, makes anyone feel successful. #Quote by Elizabeth Leiknes
Gardening quotes by Jane Shellenberger
#191. Our most important job as vegetable gardeners is to feed and sustain soil life, often called the soil food web, beginning with the microbes. If we do this, our plants will thrive, we'll grow nutritious, healthy food, and our soil conditions will get better each year. This is what is meant by the adage Feed the soil not the plants. #Quote by Jane Shellenberger
Gardening quotes by Claude Monet
#192. Apart from painting and gardening, I'm not good at anything. #Quote by Claude Monet
Gardening quotes by Penelope Keith
#193. Everyone wants instant everything, and they want instant success, but I always think you should treat things in the arts like a garden, and let them grow. #Quote by Penelope Keith
Gardening quotes by Alan Titchmarsh
#194. Gardening is, apart from having children, the most rewarding thing in life #Quote by Alan Titchmarsh
Gardening quotes by Tom Hodgkinson
#195. One of the least arduous but most productive of gardening jobs, the magic of deadheading never fails to delight me. It was a revelation when the principle was explained to me: that flowers are the attempt by the plant to reproduce itself. So if you cut the heads off before the flower turns into seeds, the plant will continue to flower. #Quote by Tom Hodgkinson
Gardening quotes by Monty Don
#196. Modern life is, for most of us, a kind of serfdom to mortgage, job and the constant assault to consume. Although we have more time and money than ever before, most of us have little sense of control over our own lives. It is all connected to the apathy that means fewer and fewer people vote. Politicians don't listen to us anyway. Big business has all the power; religious extremism all the fear. But in the garden or allotment we are king or queen. It is our piece of outdoors that lays a real stake to the planet. #Quote by Monty Don
Gardening quotes by Mitchell Beazley
#197. However, although you might think this is the time of year to take some time off, you must never transgress one of the allotment rules: 'Thou shan't go on holiday in summer! #Quote by Mitchell Beazley
Gardening quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#198. My mom is a master gardener and I grew up on a farm. I came back to it really late in life and discovered that despite how lazy and inattentive I was as a child, I had managed to accidentally learn quite a bit about gardening. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Gardening quotes by Jean Hersey
#199. I love planting bulbs. It is making promises with tomorrow, believing in next year and the future. #Quote by Jean Hersey
Gardening quotes by Alice Morse Earle
#200. Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination. #Quote by Alice Morse Earle

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