Total found: 113
Abraham Cowley
May I a small house and large garden have;And a few friends,And many books, both true.
Adam Ant
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.
Alexander Smith
How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
Alfred Austin
There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
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
Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
Alice Walker
In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
Andrew Weil
My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.
Andrew Weil
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.
Andrew Weil
Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite - it is, or should be, a central, basic expression of human life.
Andrew Weil
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.
B. C. Forbes
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
Beatrix Potter
In Summer there were white and damask roses, and the smell of thyme and musk. In Spring there were green gooseberries and throstles [thrush], and the flowers they call ceninen [daffodils]. And leeks and cabbages also grew in that garden; and between long straight alleys, and apple-trained espaliers, there were beds of strawberries, and mint, and sage.
Bill Richardson
Novels and gardens, she says. I like to move from plot to plot.
Caecilius Statius
He plants trees to benefit another generation.
Carolus Linnaeus
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
Carolyn Murphy
I'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock.
Charles Dudley Warner
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
Claude Monet
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece
Clive Anderson
Gardening has just sort of grown on me. I find it therapeutic. And I like smelly things.
D. Elton Trueblood
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.
David Hobson
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.
Dixie Lee Ray
Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.
Dogen Zenji
Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
Dorothy Malone
I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.
Doug Larson
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
Douglas Wilson
Use plants to bring life.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A weed is but an unloved flower.
Elton John
I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens.
Emanuel Steward
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.
Eric Morecambe
My neighbour 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.
Francis Bacon
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Francis Cabot Lowell
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?
Gary Miller
Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable.
Gates McFadden
I love a lot of things, and I'm pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I'd be an obsessive hairdresser.
George Bernard Shaw
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
George Cadbury
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 Eliot
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
Gertrude Jekyll
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
Gertrude Jekyll
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness it teaches industry and thrift above all it teaches entire trust.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
J. M. Roberts
Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.
J.M. Coetzee
He even knew the reason why: because enough men had gone off to war saying the time for gardening was when the war was over; whereas there must be men to stay behind and keep gardening alive, or at least the idea of gardening; because once that cord was broken, the earth would grow hard and forget her children. That was why.
Jalina Mhyana
Each malevolence has a cousin that heals it. I fancy Hurtsickle and Heartsease as herbal enemies
Jane Pauley
I've come to recognize what I call my 'inside interests.' Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer.
Jean Anouilh
Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
Jeremy Northam
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.
John Harrison
If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.
Juliet Mills
My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.
Ken Thompson
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.
Kenneth Robert Livingstone
I do the gardening.
Lara Casey
You don't have to do it all. If unrushing your life feels overwhelming or impossible, consider that it is impossible for you. That's why we need God. Where you can't, He already has.
Les Brown
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
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.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
Lise-Lotte Loomer
We're all given gifts in life, it's what we do with them that shows us what we've learned.
Luis Barragan
A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
Luis Barragan
I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening to me they are one.
Luther Burbank
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Luther Burbank
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.
Marcelene Cox
Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Margaret Atwood
Gardening is not a rational act.
Martha Smith
I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.
Martin Heidegger
To dwell is to garden.
May Sarton
Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
May Sarton
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.
Michael Fish
I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good.
Michael Pollan
Anthropocentric as [the gardener] may be, he recognizes that he is dependent for his health and survival on many other forms of life, so he is careful to take their interests into account in whatever he does. He is in fact a wilderness advocate of a certain kind. It is when he respects and nurtures the wilderness of his soil and his plants that his garden seems to flourish most. Wildness, he has found, resides not only out there, but right here: in his soil, in his plants, even in himself...But wildness is more a quality than a place, and though humans can't manufacture it, they can nourish and husband it...The gardener cultivates wildness, but he does so carefully and respectfully, in full recognition of its mystery.
Michael Pollan
Tree planting is always a utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn't necessarily expect to witness.
Michael Pollan
A garden should make you feel you've entered privileged space -- a place not just set apart but reverberant -- and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.
Michael Pollan
Seeds have the power to preserve species, to enhance cultural as well as genetic diversity, to counter economic monopoly and to check the advance of conformity on all its many fronts.
Michael Pollan
The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
Michael Pollan
In the same way that the picturesque designers were always careful to include some reminder of our mortality in their gardens -- a ruin, sometimes even a dead tree -- the act of leaving parts of the garden untended, and calling attention to its margins, seems to undermine any pretense to perfect power or wisdom on the part of the gardener. The margins of our gardens can be tropes too, but figures of irony rather than transcendence -- antidotes, in fact, to our hubris. It may be in the margins of our gardens that we can discover fresh ways to bring our aesthetics and our ethics about the land into some meaningful alignment.
Michael Pollan
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.
Michael Pollan
The green thumb is equable in the face of nature's uncertainties; he moves among her mysteries without feeling the need for control or explanations or once-and-for-all solutions. To garden well is to be happy amid the babble of the objective world, untroubled by its refusal to be reduced by our ideas of it, its indomitable rankness.
Monty Don
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.
Orison Swett Marden
It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.
Oscar de la Renta
Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
Penelope Keith
I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
Phyllis Theroux
I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Richard L. Ratliff
I tend the flowers of my mindWatering our memories as they bloom
Robert Louis Stevenson
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
Robert Smithson
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.
Roberto Burle Marx
A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
Robin Schiff
...Want to knowwhy my roses grow dead ona living vine? Prayer against civil war. Letus hate with a single heart. Don'tdrink the runoff. I always wanted a ruinso I bought a run-'er-down. Lovecontaminates
Roy Blount, Jr.
Somebody informed me recently that the key to every art, from writing to gardening to sculpture, is creativity. I beg to differ.
Roy Rogers
What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?
Rudyard Kipling
Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
S. Kelley Harrell
By bringing a soulful consciousness to gardening sacred space can be created outdoors.
S. Kelley Harrell
Regardless of geographical region or culture gardening is perhaps the most common and shared experience of Nature.
Sarah Rajkotwala
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
Sean Bean
I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees - just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it.
Shannon L. Alder
It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.
Simon Baker
I'm pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I'm doing something constructive.
Stephen Gardiner
The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.
Steven Cojocaru
I don't hold that everybody has to love fashion. Some people like gardening.
Susan Hampshire
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.
Suzy Bogguss
I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
Thomas Fuller
A good garden may have some weeds.
Thomas Moore
Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.
Tina Charles
Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening.
Vera Nazarian
No Temple made by mortal human hands can ever compare to the Temple made by the gods themselves. That building of wood and stone that houses us and that many believe conceals the great Secret Temple from prying eyes, somewhere in its heart of hearts, is but a decoy for the masses who need this simple concrete limited thing in their lives. The real Temple is the whole world, and there is nothing as divinely blessed as a blooming growing garden.
Vera Nazarian
The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte.
Voltaire
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.
W.S. Merwin
A garden is made of hope.
Walt Disney
I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
William Cowper
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
William Kent
All gardening is landscape painting.
William Kent
Garden as though you will live forever.
Zora Neale Hurston
Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.