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" I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good. "
" I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. "
" My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens. "
" Gardening has just sort of grown on me. I find it therapeutic. And I like smelly things. "
" What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
" When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I'm really into gardening. "
" 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. "
" Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. "
" No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. "
" I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds. "
" When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited. "
" 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
" And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. "
" I just planted the family vegetables yesterday. You name it, I grow it. "
" Gardening is a working meditation for me. It helps me remember process, and it helps me remember patience. "
" I'm pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I'm doing something constructive. "
" 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. "
" Gardening is not my thing. You're digging in the dirt, and then a couple of months later, something happens. "
" 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. "
" The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. "
" How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening. "
" I am so longing to be domestic,, cooking stew, gardening, hopefully having some children, painting, sitting still in one place. "
" I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. "
" Garden as though you will live forever. "
" 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. "