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" My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden. "
" 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. "
" Use plants to bring life. "
" I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with. "
" How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening. "
" Together with script writers Sid Green and Dick Hills, we worked on the comedy ideas for this series. "
" A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. "
" A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. "
D. Elton Trueblood
" A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. "
" I'm huge on spring and summer gardening. I'm really proud of my perennial beds. That's a passion of mine. "
" I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. "
" I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. "
" Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade. "
" Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers. "
" 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. "
" Clarity is the most important thing. I can compare clarity to pruning in gardening. You know, you need to be clear. If you are not clear, nothing is going to happen. You have to be clear. Then you have to be confident about your vision. And after that, you just have to put a lot of work in. "
Diane von Furstenberg
" 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've come to recognize what I call my 'inside interests.' Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer. "
" To dwell is to garden. "
" I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia. "
" I've never really understood the criticism that climbing is inherently selfish, since it could equally be argued about virtually any other hobby or sport. Is gardening selfish? "
" There is nothing I like better at the end of a hot summer's day than taking a short walk around the garden. You can smell the heat coming up from the earth to meet the cooler night air. "
" Well I do find the beauty in animals. I find beauty everywhere. I find beauty in my garden. "
" I've always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend. "
C. Z. Guest
" There's something about beautiful moments in sports that alters our experience of time. And I'd say the same thing about poetry and gardening. Gardening slows me down. I want to stop and observe everything. "
" Very early, I thought I would go into music, but I was aware that it would bring a set of obstacles I didn't find particularly attractive. Also, I'm not a great performer! For a while, I thought I would do something in landscape gardening. But it was always fashion for me. "
" A weed is but an unloved flower. "
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
" Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow. "
Zora Neale Hurston
" 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. "
" A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. "
" Garden as though you will live forever. "