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Welcome to our Garden of quotes (part 1)


Sometimes quotes help us to realize the true meaning of life

“All gardening is landscape painting”
-Horace Walpole (1780)

“More than anything,
I must have flowers, always, always” -Claude Monet

" My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view" – H. Fred Ale

“Growth takes time. Be patient.
And while you’re waiting, pull a weed” -Emilie Barnes

“Gardens are a form of autobiography” – Sydney Eddison, Horticulture magazine, August/September 1993

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”- Luther Burbank

“Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration” – Lou Erickson

“Don’t wear perfume in the garden – unless you want to be pollinated by bees” – Anne Raver

“It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves”
-Robert Louis Stevenson

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies”-Gertrude Jekyll

“A garden is the best alternative therapy”- Germaine Greer

“Plants in pots are like animals in a zoo;they’re totally dependent on their keepers” -John Van de Water

“In his garden, every man may be his own artist
without apology or explanation” -Louise Beebe Wilder

“The trouble with gardening is that is does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession” – Phyllis McGinley

We wanted to share some lovely garden quotes

Pick out your fav if you see one you particualy like :)
This is ours
“One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
than anywhere else on earth” – Dorothy Frances Gurney

we have it engraved on a garden birdbath.
Hope you enjoyed these :0)

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They are all so true. Very good blog, thank you.

23 Jun, 2011


Thanks cinderella glad you like them :)

23 Jun, 2011


the last on eis my favorite too

23 Jun, 2011


it is a lovely one is'nt it Madaboutgardens :)

23 Jun, 2011


Lovely blog I loved them all:)

23 Jun, 2011


Thanks Nanad really glad you enjoyed them all :)

23 Jun, 2011


I like the Gertrude Jekyll one best and also the last one has always been special to me.
Thankyou, lovely blog...

23 Jun, 2011


The one I liked best was "Gardening is the best alternative therapy"
I've proved it to be true :)

23 Jun, 2011


never seen this blog before and i agree whole heartily
with what you say about quotes, like Hywel wrote Gardening is very good for the soul must be why our planet is a garden!

26 Oct, 2014

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