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" 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. "
" Gardening has just sort of grown on me. I find it therapeutic. And I like smelly things. "
" Garden as though you will live forever. "
" What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. "
Charles Dudley Warner
" 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 lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. "
" There's something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy. "
" If a tree dies, plant another in its place. "
" 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. "
" A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee. "
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
" I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden. "
" I enjoy painting, cutting the lawn and working in the garden when I have time. That's therapy for me. I enjoy working with my hands. "
" Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama. "
J. M. Roberts
" A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. "
" In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created. "
" Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. "
" My life is gardening, cleaning around the house and power washing. "
J. B. Smoove
" Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. "
A. A. Milne
" 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. "
" I've always loved the woods, and I've always loved gardening and a lot of solitude and quiet. "
" I'm really into gardening. "
" Somebody informed me recently that the key to every art, from writing to gardening to sculpture, is creativity. I beg to differ. "
Roy Blount, Jr.
" 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. "
" The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens. "
" I need my friends, I need my house, I need my garden. "
" I love planting. I love digging holes, putting plants in, tapping them in. And I love weeding, but I don't like tidying up the garden afterwards. "
" I am so longing to be domestic,, cooking stew, gardening, hopefully having some children, painting, sitting still in one place. "
" Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over. "
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
" I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. "
" Use plants to bring life. "
" 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. "