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" All gardening is landscape painting. "
" Flowers are happy things. "
P. G. Wodehouse
" 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. "
" Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow. "
Zora Neale Hurston
" 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
" To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour. "
" If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine. "
" Use plants to bring life. "
" 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. "
" I love Michel Roux, Jr., and James Martin - the chefs who are experts in their own right, like Rick Stein on fish. But I don't watch them very much because I don't think it's fair for my husband to be in a total food environment all the time! So we watch programmes about gardening more. "
" 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. "
" Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors. "
Oscar de la Renta
" I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. "
" A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee. "
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
" 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. "
" Gardening is not my thing. You're digging in the dirt, and then a couple of months later, something happens. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Gardening is a working meditation for me. It helps me remember process, and it helps me remember patience. "
" I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with. "
" It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. "
B. C. Forbes
" A garden is to be a world unto itself, it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling as well as the sunny ones. "
" Everyone wants instant everything, and they want instant success, but I always think you should treat things in the arts like a garden, and let them grow. "
" I find myself listening to Talk Talk on repeat while I'm doing gardening in upstate New York. Their music is so languid, and I just love his voice. "
" One marked feature of the people, both high and low, is a love for flowers. "
" I'm really into gardening. "
" I'm mad about gardening. I have an allotment on the other side of Hampstead Heath, and I keep three hens in my garden. "
" 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. "
" There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. "
" I like to encourage people interested in gardening or planting to begin with a simple herb garden. Even if you live in a small apartment, you can have some herb pots. "
" 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. "