Gardening Quotes and Sayings

The earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.
– Sir Walter Scott

A gardener is a person who believes in tomorrow.

Submitted by: The Organic Boy

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
– Audrey Hepburn

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.
– Janet Kilburn Phillips


Gardens are not made by singing “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade.
– Rudyard Kipling

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.
– David Hobson

The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.
Abraham Lincoln

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

You need patience to be a good gardener. If you don’t have patience, and you stick with gardening, it will teach you patience.”
– Bill Turull Jr.

Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.


Don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers.

Submitted by: DAVE COLSON

A person who thinks tomatoes grow on trees has in fact never been to a garden once.

Submitted by: Patrick S. Michael

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.

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

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