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" A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. "
" 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
" Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. "
A. A. Milne
" 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. "
" At home, I relax by gardening, or just pottering. "
" 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. "
" There's something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy. "
" 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. "
" A generation before, it had been sagebrush and coyotes; a generation later, it was a burgeoning movie town. But for that brief idyllic time in 1910, Hollywood looked like the perfect place for a successful writer to settle down, build his dream house, and maybe do some gardening. "
" The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love. "
" I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. "
" 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
" I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden. "
" Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors. "
Oscar de la Renta
" It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. "
B. C. Forbes
" I like the physical activity of gardening. It's kind of thrilling. I do a lot of weeding. "
" 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. "
" Flowers are happy things. "
P. G. Wodehouse
" Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade. "
" 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. "
" When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited. "
" There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. "
" 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
" All gardening is landscape painting. "
" Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. "
" To dwell is to garden. "
" Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening. "
" My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience. "
" I'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock. "
" In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. "
End Of The Day
" 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. "