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88 Motivational Quotes on Gardening & Life (PLANTS)

Top 12 Most Famous Quotes on Gardening (BEST)

“It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.”

Shannon L. Alder
If you have a garden in your library, everything will be complete. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
If you have a garden in your library, everything will be complete. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Garden as though you will live forever. - William Kent
Garden as though you will live forever. – William Kent
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. - B. C. Forbes
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. – B. C. Forbes
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. - Thomas Jefferson
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. – Thomas Jefferson
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul. - Luther Burbank
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul. – Luther Burbank
A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. - Luis Barragan
A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. – Luis Barragan
Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. - Jean Jacques Rousseau
Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. – Jean Jacques Rousseau
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. - Rabindranath Tagore
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. – Rabindranath Tagore
Gardening requires lots of water—most of it in the form of perspiration. - Lou Erickson
Gardening requires lots of water—most of it in the form of perspiration. – Lou Erickson
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

12 Meaningful Quotes on Gardening and Life

“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.”

Michael Pollan
Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized. - Allan Armitage
Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized. – Allan Armitage
When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles. - Horace Walpole
When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles. – Horace Walpole
A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself. - May Sarton
A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself. – May Sarton

“We are exploring together. We are cultivating a garden together, backs to the sun. The question is a hoe in our hands and we are digging beneath the hard and crusty surface to the rich humus of our lives.”

Parker J. Palmer
When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. - Minnie Aumonier
When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. – Minnie Aumonier
If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden. - Robert Brault
If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden. – Robert Brault
To dwell is to garden. - Martin Heidegger
To dwell is to garden. – Martin Heidegger

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”

Dale Carnegie
In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn! - June Stoyer
In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn! – June Stoyer
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest. - Voltaire
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest. – Voltaire
The biggest obstacle to good gardening is the desire to know the answers and not the questions. - Monty Don
The biggest obstacle to good gardening is the desire to know the answers and not the questions. – Monty Don

11 Quotes on Gardening that Will Encourage You To Start Planting

“The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte.”

Vera Nazarian
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too - Douglas Adams
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? – Douglas Adams
The more help a person has in the garden, the less it belongs to him. - W H Davies
The more help a person has in the garden, the less it belongs to him. – W H Davies

“I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.”

David Hobson
The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture. - Thomas Jefferson
The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture. – Thomas Jefferson
April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden. - Marty Rubin
April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden. – Marty Rubin

“It is not hard to start a small garden, all you need is a sapling, a planting pot, a small bag of soil, and regular watering. There you go, you helped cooling the earth down by one plant.”

Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. - Gertrude Jekyll
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. – Gertrude Jekyll
Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors. - Oscar de la Renta
Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors. – Oscar de la Renta
The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. - Gertrude Jekyll
The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. – Gertrude Jekyll
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. - W.E. Johns
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. – W.E. Johns

4 Quotes on Gardening that Will Remind You of 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
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. - May Sarton
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. – May Sarton
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. - Gertrude Jekyll
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. – Gertrude Jekyll
Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they’re tender. They have to be persistent. - Ralph Fiennes
Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they’re tender. They have to be persistent. – Ralph Fiennes

4 Quotes on Gardening and Nature

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. - Michael Pollan
The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. – Michael Pollan
I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. - Walt Disney
I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. – Walt Disney
The glory of gardening hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. - Alfred Austin
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. - Alice Walker
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. – Alice Walker

4 Quotes on Gardening To Get Joy and Satisfaction

It was such a pleasure to sink one's hands into the warm earth, to feel at one's fingertips the possibilities of the new season. - Kate Morton
It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season. – Kate Morton
There's something satisfying about getting your hands in the soil. - E.A. Bucchianeri
There’s something satisfying about getting your hands in the soil. – E.A. Bucchianeri
My extravagance is my garden – it’s the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure. - Ina Garten
My extravagance is my garden – it’s the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure. – Ina Garten
I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. - Alice Sebold
I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. – Alice Sebold

4 Quotes on Gardening that Inspires Learning & Growing

Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners. – Othello
Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners. – Othello
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. - Doug Larson
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. – Doug Larson
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning. - Helen Mirren
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning. – Helen Mirren
What is a weed A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

6 Quotes on Gardening and Flowers

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. - Abraham Lincoln
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. – Abraham Lincoln
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. - Sigmund Freud
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. – Sigmund Freud
When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited. - Ramakrishna
When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited. – Ramakrishna
The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. - William Wordsworth
The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. – William Wordsworth
There are always flowers for those who want to see them. - Henri Matisse
There are always flowers for those who want to see them. – Henri Matisse
Earth laughs in flowers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 Quotes on Gardening that Sparks Artistry

The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. - Abraham Lincoln
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. – Abraham Lincoln
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. - Claude Monet
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. – Claude Monet
All gardening is landscape painting. - William Kent
All gardening is landscape painting. – William Kent

6 Quotes on Gardening and Love

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever. – Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. - Helen Keller
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. – Helen Keller
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
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
A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. - Dogen
A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. – Dogen
A weed is but an unloved flower. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A weed is but an unloved flower. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. - Oscar Wilde
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. – Oscar Wilde

2 Quotes on Gardening in Spring

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. - Margaret Atwood
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. – Margaret Atwood
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. - Pablo Neruda
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. – Pablo Neruda

4 Quotes on Gardening and God

Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You’re closer to God’s heart in a garden than any place else on earth. - Dorothy Frances Gurney
Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You’re closer to God’s heart in a garden than any place else on earth. – Dorothy Frances Gurney
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. - Francis Bacon
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. – Francis Bacon
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. - George Bernard Shaw
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. – George Bernard Shaw
Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God. - Thomas Jefferson
Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God. – Thomas Jefferson

18 Quotes on Gardening that Will Make You Think

“Ol’ man Simon, planted a diamond. Grew hisself a garden the likes of none. Sprouts all growin’ comin’ up glowin’ Fruit of jewels all shinin’ in the sun. Colors of the rainbow. See the sun and the rain grow sapphires and rubies on ivory vines, Grapes of jade, just ripenin’ in the shade, just ready for the squeezin’ into green jade wine.”

Shel Silverstein
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. - Khalil Gibran
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. – Khalil Gibran
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade. - Rudyard Kipling
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade. – Rudyard Kipling
In search of my mother's garden, I found my own. - Alice Walker
In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own. – Alice Walker

“On Saturday afternoons when all the things are done in the house and there’s no real work to be done, I play Bach and Chopin and turn it up real loudly and get a good bottle of chardonnay and sit out on my deck and look out at the garden.”

Maya Angelou
I’ve always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend. - C Z Guest
I’ve always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend. – C Z Guest
It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. - James Douglas
It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. – James Douglas
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. - Janet Kilburn Phillips
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. – Janet Kilburn Phillips
Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. - May Sarton
Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. – May Sarton
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. - Robert Louis Stevenson
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. – Robert Louis Stevenson
But always, to her, red and green cabbages were to be jade and burgundy, chrysoprase and porphyry. Life has no weapons against a woman like that. - Edna Ferber
But always, to her, red and green cabbages were to be jade and burgundy, chrysoprase and porphyry. Life has no weapons against a woman like that. – Edna Ferber
At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows. - William Shakespeare
At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows. – William Shakespeare
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too. - William Cowper
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too. – William Cowper
A garden always has a point. - Elizabeth Hoyt
A garden always has a point. – Elizabeth Hoyt
Won't you come into the garden I would like my roses to see you. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
A good garden may have some weeds. - Thomas Fuller
A good garden may have some weeds. – Thomas Fuller
Gardening is not a rational act. - Margaret Atwood
Gardening is not a rational act. – Margaret Atwood
What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies - Roy Rogers
What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies? – Roy Rogers

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