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" 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'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock. "
" Gardening is not my thing. You're digging in the dirt, and then a couple of months later, something happens. "
" No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. "
" What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
" A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. "
" I don't believe in public humiliation. It went out with the stocks. "
" I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. "
" I just planted the family vegetables yesterday. You name it, I grow it. "
" I came to London. I spent nine months doing domestic work and gardening because I knew I wanted to get a West End show. So, when I was offered jobs in Stoke or Leicester or whatever, I'd say no. Eventually, I got 'Godspell.' It was gently building. "
" I think it is very sad that 'sitcom' has become a pejorative term. "
" God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. "
" I'm a realist. "
" A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. "
" As I grew steadily more comfortable in the kitchen, I found that, much like gardening, most cooking manages to be agreeably absorbing without being too demanding intellectually. It leaves plenty of mental space for daydreaming and reflection. "
" Use plants to bring life. "
" A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee. "
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
" 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. "
" A lot of people have it - that fantasy of being lord or lady of the manor, either in the present or at some time in history. "
" I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees - just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it. "
" I'm not against accents - my husband's from Lancashire and has a rural Lancs accent. We've just got back from Scotland yesterday, and I love that Highland burr. "
" It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. "
Robert Louis Stevenson
" Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as they flower freely year after year, they have little inclination to make vigorous growth. "
" I think we all have a dream of what it would be like not to work and grow heirloom tomatoes, and I do have that dream. It would be lovely. I do love gardening and all of that, but I do love my work. "
" 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. "
" I'm mad about gardening. I have an allotment on the other side of Hampstead Heath, and I keep three hens in my garden. "
" I don't hold that everybody has to love fashion. Some people like gardening. "
" 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. "
" I have an armchair interest in gardening, but I don't like to get my knees dirty. I don't have a garden. "
" The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. "
" Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade. "