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" There's something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy. "
" Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love! "
" Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are. "
" All gardening is landscape painting. "
" Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot. "
Dixie Lee Ray
" 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. "
" The truth doesn't have to do with cruelty, the truth has to do with mercy. "
" The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous. "
" Living in New York after 14 years, I'm such an outdoors kind of person. I love gardening and building things. I like restoring old furniture. "
" 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. "
" Gardening is a working meditation for me. It helps me remember process, and it helps me remember patience. "
" 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
" I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds. "
" Ritual is necessary for us to know anything. "
" I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing... getting back to reality. "
" I'm pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I'm doing something constructive. "
" In search of my mother's garden, I found my own. "
" I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. "
" 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. "
" But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life. "
" 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. "
" How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening. "
" 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 more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him. "
W. H. Davies
" 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 don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. "
" You've got to get out and pray to the sky to appreciate the sunshine; otherwise you're just a lizard standing there with the sun shining on you. "
" Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. "
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
" 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. "
" The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths. "
" The fundamentalists have taken the fun out of the mental. "