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" Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot. "
Dixie Lee Ray
" 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
" I love Michel Roux, Jr., and James Martin - the chefs who are experts in their own right, like Rick Stein on fish. But I don't watch them very much because I don't think it's fair for my husband to be in a total food environment all the time! So we watch programmes about gardening more. "
" We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough? "
" I don't see my artist friends as any more neurotic or addiction-prone than the others. The roommates I have had who were into triathlons or environmentalism were just as crazy as the poets, just as prone to tears over gardening or air conditioners, just as ready to kite a cheque or binge on cookie dough. "
" Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them. You're always learning. "
" If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. "
Marcus Tullius Cicero
" Because I am really interested in gardening, I do really interesting plants, not even always flowers. And because I have grown them, I really know them like friends. I paint everything from exotic orchids to rosehips growing wild in a hedge. They just have to speak to me. "
" When I go into the garden, I forget everything. It's uncomplicated in my world of gardening. It's trial and error, really. If something doesn't work, it comes out, and you start all over again. "
" The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love. "
" 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. "
" Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too. "
" The profession I have keeps dragging me into drama and taking me away from baking, flowering and gardening. "
" How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening. "
" Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. "
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
" I am so longing to be domestic,, cooking stew, gardening, hopefully having some children, painting, sitting still in one place. "
" Everyone wants instant everything, and they want instant success, but I always think you should treat things in the arts like a garden, and let them grow. "
" Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable. "
" Use plants to bring life. "
" Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. "
A. A. Milne
" The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. "
" No one will understand a Japanese garden until you've walked through one, and you hear the crunch underfoot, and you smell it, and you experience it over time. Now there's no photograph or any movie that can give you that experience. "
J. Carter Brown
" 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. "
" Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade. "
" Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France - that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven? "
Alfred de Vigny
" 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
" 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. "
" At home, I relax by gardening, or just pottering. "
" 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
" Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. "
" When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited. "