Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 142
Flowers Too

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

- A. A. Milne

Love I Love

I love gardening, and I love cooking. I love things like that. I love creating things.

- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Liking How

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.

- Alexander Smith

Nature Hands

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 Tell

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.

- Alfred Austin

Nature Some

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

Country Been

Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France - that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven?

- Alfred de Vigny

Need Like

I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.

- Alice Sebold

Mother Search

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.

- Alice Walker

Love Slightly

I read, go for walks and I love to garden. My hands are such a mess. People think I should have movie star hands, but they're just gardening ones. Always slightly grubby and with a bit of dirt under the fingernails.

- Amanda Donohoe

Resignation Some

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

Fact Been

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

Over It Dig

The earth is rocky and full of roots; it's clay, and it seems doomed and polluted, but you dig little holes for the ugly shriveled bulbs, throw in a handful of poppy seeds, and cover it all over, and you know you'll never see it again - it's death and clay and shrivel, and your hands are nicked from the rocks, your nails black with soil.

- Anne Lamott

Needs Hinge

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.

- Charles Dudley Warner

Beauty Most

The cottage garden; most for use designed, Yet not of beauty destitute.

- Charlotte Smith

Will Which

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.

- D. Elton Trueblood

Love Brief

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.

- D. H. Lawrence


Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.

- Daniel Webster

Side Other

I'm mad about gardening. I have an allotment on the other side of Hampstead Heath, and I keep three hens in my garden.

- Deborah Moggach

Chicken Charter

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.

- Joel Salatin

Build Material

If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.

- John Harrison

Love Beauty

The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere - in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. No one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming.

- John O'Donohue

Spring Harvest

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.

- B. C. Forbes

Love I Love

I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia.

- Barbra Streisand

Flowers Grow

I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowers... I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids.

- Beau Bridges

Remember Reflect

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Like About

I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden.

- Hayley Mills

Through Recover

I'm not a gardener. I don't have the consistency for gardening, and I have barely enough for an orchard. I don't embarrass myself. You have to be there tending and weeding. With orchards, you can go through negligent periods and recover.

- Bill Pullman

Green Knees

If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.

- Bill Watterson

Learning Always

Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them. You're always learning.

- Helen Mirren

Hands Therapy

I enjoy painting, cutting the lawn and working in the garden when I have time. That's therapy for me. I enjoy working with my hands.

- Billy Williams

Love Still

I still love farming and gardening and things like that in the summertime.

- Blake Shelton

Wait Grows

You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can't just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.

- Bootsy Collins


I'm really into gardening.

- Brea Grant


My extravagance is my garden - it's the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure.

- Ina Garten

Through Crunch

No one will understand a Japanese garden until you've walked through one, and you hear the crunch underfoot, and you smell it, and you experience it over time. Now there's no photograph or any movie that can give you that experience.

- J. Carter Brown

Always Having

I've always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend.

- C. Z. Guest


He plants trees to benefit another generation.

- Caecilius Statius

Love Doing

I love being in my garden. I don't plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour.

- Jacqueline Bisset

Plant Another

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.

- Carolus Linnaeus

Love Always

I'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock.

- Carolyn Murphy

May Reverie

It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.

- James Douglas

Love Very

The English may love gardening and fishing, but they have never struck me as being close to nature. Their way of expression is 'the hollyhocks are awfully good' sort of thing, all done in very good taste. The savagery of nature is something they don't dwell upon.

- Denholm Elliott

Go Household

Mid-afternoon, I'll go out and do the household errands, come home, do my gardening, go for an evening walk.

- Diana Gabaldon

Pruning Compare

Clarity is the most important thing. I can compare clarity to pruning in gardening. You know, you need to be clear. If you are not clear, nothing is going to happen. You have to be clear. Then you have to be confident about your vision. And after that, you just have to put a lot of work in.

- Diane von Furstenberg

Better Neglected

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.

- Dixie Lee Ray

Love Grows

A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

- Dogen

Sincerely Fences

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.

- Dogen

Path Some

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.

- Jean Anouilh

Lucky She

Against her ankles as she trod The lucky buttercups did nod.

- Jean Ingelow

Alone Plants

Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.

- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Beauty Find

Well I do find the beauty in animals. I find beauty everywhere. I find beauty in my garden.

- Doris Day

Loved Potatoes

I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.

- Dorothy Malone

Grow How

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

- Doug Larson

Plants Use

Use plants to bring life.

- Douglas Wilson

Relax Just

At home, I relax by gardening, or just pottering.

- Jennifer Saunders

Weed Unloved

A weed is but an unloved flower.

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Love Gardens

I grew up at my grandmother's house, and she had a beautiful garden. I used to hate mowing the lawn and weeding, which is what you do when you're a kid. I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens.

- Elton John

Error Trial

When I go into the garden, I forget everything. It's uncomplicated in my world of gardening. It's trial and error, really. If something doesn't work, it comes out, and you start all over again.

- Emilia Fox

Paint Hedge

Because I am really interested in gardening, I do really interesting plants, not even always flowers. And because I have grown them, I really know them like friends. I paint everything from exotic orchids to rosehips growing wild in a hedge. They just have to speak to me.

- Emma Tennant

Been Other

I cannot remember a time when I was not interested in both gardening and painting. I must have been born with a trowel in one hand and a paintbrush in the other.

- Emma Tennant

Could Use

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.

- Eric Morecambe

New Plow

There's something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy.

- Ken Kesey

I do the gardening.

- Ken Livingstone


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.

- Ken Thompson

Beginning Very

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?

- Francis Cabot Lowell

Play Rewarding

In many ways, theatre is more rewarding for a writer. I used to think it was like painting a wall - that when the play is finished, it's done - but now I realise it's more like gardening; you plant the thing, then you have to constantly tend it. You're part of a thing that's living.

- Lee Hall

Think I Think

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.

- Gary Miller

Love Pretty

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.

- Gates McFadden

Harvest Fragrant

A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee.

- Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Thought Large

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 Cadbury

Grow Fulfill

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

Love Then

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.

- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Rain Never

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.

- George Eliot

Most Gardens

The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens.

- Lillie Langtry

Give Which

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.

- Georges Bernanos

Trust Careful

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

Love Never

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.

- Gertrude Jekyll

Love Thoroughly

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

Beginning Grows

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.

- Gertrude Stein

Serenity Poetic

A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.

- Luis Barragan

Architecture Me

I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.

- Luis Barragan

Flowers Always

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

- Luther Burbank

Love Improved

The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.

- Luther Burbank

Artist Tears

I don't see my artist friends as any more neurotic or addiction-prone than the others. The roommates I have had who were into triathlons or environmentalism were just as crazy as the poets, just as prone to tears over gardening or air conditioners, just as ready to kite a cheque or binge on cookie dough.

- Russell Smith


Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place. I think of gardens I have seen, that I believe I have seen, that I long to see, surrounded by simple walls, columns, arcades or the facades of buildings - sheltered places of great intimacy where I want to stay for a long time.

- Peter Zumthor

Think I Think

I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.

- Phyllis Theroux

Some May

A good garden may have some weeds.

- Thomas Fuller

Away About

From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.

- Thomas Moore

Beauty Her

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.

- Rabindranath Tagore

Single Which

The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.

- Rabindranath Tagore

Nurturing Tender

Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent.

- Ralph Fiennes

Never Been

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rock Rock And Roll

Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening.

- Tina Charles

Uninvited Blooms

When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.

- Ramakrishna

Listening Means

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.

- Marcelene Cox

Library Need

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Spring Like

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

- Margaret Atwood

Act Rational

Gardening is not a rational act.

- Margaret Atwood

About While

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.

- Tom Hodgkinson