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" 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 felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend. "
C. Z. Guest
" 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
" If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine. "
" I don't consider 41 being in prime of life. Even if I conceived a child tomorrow I'd be 52 by the time it was 10. I'm not sure I'd have the energy, and I find that quite scary. "
" He has such a patronizing tone and manner, and such a sarcastic sense of humor. I found him rather brutal, a kind of elegant brutality which appealed. No, I think he came pretty much off the page. "
Sense Of Humor
" I was born in 1961. Now I think the 16 years that elapsed between 1961 and the end of the wars is nothing. To a child growing up it felt like an eternity, an entirely different world. "
" I'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock. "
" Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. "
" A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion. "
Liberty Hyde Bailey
" At home, I relax by gardening, or just pottering. "
" I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds. "
" Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening. "
" The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. "
" I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. "
" Flowers are happy things. "
P. G. Wodehouse
" I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. "
" And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. "
" Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. "
" I need my friends, I need my house, I need my garden. "
" 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. "
" There is some risk to increase birth defects if you do a lot of outdoor gardening when you are pregnant. That can increase rates of toxoplasmosis. "
" I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden. "
" 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. "
" My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society. "
" 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. "
" You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. "
" Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade. "
" If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. "
" The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous. "
" Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors. "
Oscar de la Renta