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Gardening Quotes


By Gillian


One of my hobbies is to collect random quotes and pictures I like and put together in a book. Thought it might be fun to see if anyone has any gardening quotes to add.

Here’s a few to start you off!

~ Faith will never die as long as colour seed catalogues are printed.

~ Gardener’s Recipe -
One part soil
Two parts water
and Three parts
Wishful Thinking

~ Good gardening is very simple really. You just have to learn to think like a
Barbara Damrosch

~ Where flowers bloom, so does hope.
Lady Bird Johnson

~ From the earth we are formed,
To the earth we return,
And in between, we garden.
Nelson Eddy

~ In the spring , at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Attwood

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I realise the second picture has nothing to do with gardening, but it does help a bit when times are tough and I thought it might be nice to share.

15 Dec, 2008


A friend bought me that well-known wall plaque ~

Gardening forever ~
Housework whenever. :o)

15 Dec, 2008


This is a similar one to yours TT - God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.

15 Dec, 2008


Hi Gillian, how about .... A weed is just a plant growing in the wrong place ...

15 Dec, 2008


I like "With ferns like these, who needs anemones?" I use it a bit too often.... :-)

Unrelated to gardening, but I like this one: "Shoot for the Moon - even if you miss, you'll be among the stars" :-)

15 Dec, 2008


A plant is just a weed growing in the wrong place ?

15 Dec, 2008


I was restoring a somewhat neglected garden which probably explains the sign I came across

Husband for sale - TV remote included.

15 Dec, 2008


"I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries..." ~ Joseph Addison

16 Dec, 2008


How about "The earth laughs in flowers" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"What grows in the garden, so lovely and rare?
Roses and Dahlias and people grow there." ~ From 'A Gardener's Diary'

16 Dec, 2008


Thanks all for your input! I'll be adding to my book.
When I get time I'll add a few more I have.

16 Dec, 2008


Gillian ~
This is a good blog.
I'm enjoying it.
Thank you. :o)

16 Dec, 2008


I found this in an old book and as Christmas day is on a Thursday this year I thought it would be interesting to see if next years prediction is true ..........

If Christmas day on Thursday be,
A windy winter you shall see :
Windy days in every week ,
Winter weather strong and thick ;
Summer shall be good and dry ,
Corn and wheat shall multiply.

We shall see !

16 Dec, 2008


Also :

A green Christmas means a fat churchyard .........

16 Dec, 2008


Where there is one Englishman there is a garden. Where there are two Englishmen there will be a club. But this does not mean a falling off in the number of gardens. There will be three. The club will have one too.
~ A.W.Smith

16 Dec, 2008


"A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot"...not sure where that one originates.

There's also Rudyard Kipling's poem: 'The Glory of the Garden'. Lots of quotes in there - too many to quote here - look it up, Gillian, you'll probably want the whole poem in your book. I've got it framed hanging on my wall.

16 Dec, 2008


The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
~Dorothy Frances Gurney, "Garden Thoughts"

16 Dec, 2008


"So many seeds -- so little time."

16 Dec, 2008


A child burying her pet in the garden offered a prayer - "In the name of the Father, the Son and into the hole he goes"

16 Dec, 2008


A man should never plant a garden
larger than his wife can take care of


16 Dec, 2008


A garden is never as good as it will be next year.
~Thomas Cooper

Don't grumble that roses have thorns, be thankful that thorns have roses.

31 Dec, 2008


A fairy seed I planted, so dry and white and old, there sprang a vine
enchanted, with magic flowers of gold.
- Marjorie Barrows

1 Jan, 2009


What kind of flowers do you give to King Tut?

1 Jan, 2009


When you smell flowers you get a scents: when you smell perfumes you get odours.

Danny Shamtally

2 Nov, 2016

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