Garden Sayings


If you love nature, create your own garden even if you do not have a green thumb. Whether you have a garden of carnations and chrysanthemum, or of exotic vegetables and bonsai, your garden is your expression of art. Your garden can be the perfect private place to enjoy the subtle pleasures of nature. Here are some garden sayings that you will like.

H. Fred Ale: 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.
George Bernard Shaw: The best place to seek God is in a garden.  You can dig for him there.
Rudyard Kipling: Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made by singing, “Oh, how beautiful!” and sitting in the shade.
Henry David Thoreau: Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.
Lou Erickson: Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration.
Ralph Waldo Emerson: What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
May Sarton: A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.
Mohandas K. Gandhi: To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
Ogden Nash: My garden will never make me famous, I’m a horticultural ignoramus.
Sir Walter Scott: Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.
Douglas William Jerrold: Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
Abraham Lincoln: We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Janet Kilburn Phillips: There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.
Thomas Jefferson: Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God .
Elizabeth Murray: Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.
Hanna Rion: The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.
Michael Pollan: The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
Christian Nevell Bovee: To cultivate a garden is to walk with God.
Larry Dossey The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path.


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