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  • 2. Plants give us oxygen
    for the lungs
    and for the soul.
    Linda Solegato
  • 3. If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.
    Robert Brault
  • 4. Gardeners are more likely
    to be organized and optimistic
    than non-gardeners.
  • 5. The greatest gift
    of the garden
    is the restoration
    of the five senses.
    Hanna Rion
  • 6. Coffee.
    Does a
    good morning
    need anything else?
    Betsy CanasGarmon
  • 7. The love of
    is a seed
    once sown
    that never dies.
    Gertrude Jekyll
  • 8. Don't wear perfume
    in the garden,
    unless you
    want to be
    pollinated by bees.
    Anne Raver
  • 9. In joy
    or sadness,
    flowers are our
    constant friends.
  • 10. My garden of flowers is also
    my garden of thoughts and dreams.
    The thoughts grow as freely
    as flowers, and the dreams
    are as beautiful.
    Abram L. Urban
  • 11. 20 minutes of
    gardening a week
    can boost mood
    and reduce
    mental distress.
  • 12. If you have
    a garden
    and a library,
    you have
    you need.
  • 13. Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers
    where I can walk undisturbed.
    Walt Whitman
  • 14. When planning for a year, plant corn.
    When planning for a decade, plant trees.
    When planning for life, train and educate people.
    Chinese Proverb
  • 15. Gardeners have to be
    a combined chemist,
    botanist, and
    meteorologist to
    carry all such
    information in one’s
    head and be able to
    send it forth when
    visitors pose
    embarrassing questions.
    Dr. E.J. Salisbury
  • 16. Every flower is a soul
    blossoming in nature.
    Gerard de Nerval
  • 17. To be overcome
    by the fragrance
    of flowers
    is a
    delectable form
    of defeat.
    Beverly Nichols
  • 18. Gardens are a form of autobiography.
    Sydney Eddison
  • 19. I cultivate
    my garden,
    and my garden
    cultivates me.
    Robert Brault
  • 20. Half the interest
    of a garden
    is the constant
    of the
    Mrs. C.W. Earle
  • 21. All my hurts my garden spade can heal.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 22. There can be no other
    occupation like gardening,
    if you were to creep up
    behind someone at their work,
    you would find them
    Mirabel Osler
  • 23. 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 Dale
  • 24. It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose,
    and the eyes will take care of themselves.
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  • 25. Flowers really do
    intoxicate me.
    Vita Sackville-West
  • 26. You can bury a lot
    of troubles
    digging in the dirt.
  • 27. If you pass by
    the color purple in a field and don't notice it,
    God gets real pissed off.
    Alice Walker
  • 28. I have great faith in a seed.
    Convince me that you
    have a seed there, and
    I am prepared to
    expect wonders.
    Henry David Thoreau
  • 29. Green fingers
    are the
    extension of
    a verdant heart.
    Russell Page
  • 30. One of the most delightful
    things about a garden
    is the anticipation
    it provides.
    W.E. Johns
  • 31. We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
    or rejoice because
    the bushes have roses.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • 32. Garden as if
    you will live forever.
    William Kent
  • 33. Flowers seem
    intended for the
    solace of
    ordinary humanity.
    John Ruskin
  • 34. Bread feeds the body,
    but flowers also feed the soul.
    The Koran
  • 35. Without labor nothing prospers.
  • 36. When weeding,
    the best way
    to make sure
    you are removing
    a weed
    and not a valuable plant
    is to pull on it.
    If it
    comes out of
    the ground easily,
    it is a valuable plant.
  • 37. 71% of gardeners
    do not feel old,
    compared with
    57% of non-gardeners.
  • 38. Trees are your best antiques.
    Alexander Smith
  • 39. ‘Tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes.
    William Wordworth
  • 40. I will be the gladdest thing
    Under the sun!
    I will touch a hundred flowers
    And not pick one.
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • 41. Gardening is about enjoying
    the smell of things,
    growing in the soil,
    getting dirty without feeling guilty,
    and generally taking the time
    to soak up a little
    peace and serenity.
    Lindley Karstens
  • 42. To dig one's own spade
    into one's own earth!
    Has life anything better
    to offer than this?
    Beverley Nichols
  • 43. Earth laughs
    in flowers.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 44. Apprentice yourself
    to nature.
    Not a day will pass
    without her opening
    a new and
    wondrous world
    of experience to
    learn from
    and enjoy.
    Richard W. Langer
  • 45. Why try to explain miracles to your kids,
    when you can just have them plant a garden.
    Robert Brault
  • 46. How fair is a garden
    amid the trials and
    passions of existence.
    Benjamin Disraeli
  • 47. What is a weed?
    A weed is a plant whose
    virtues have
    not yet been
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 48. I have never had so many
    good ideas day after day
    as when I worked
    in the garden.
    John Erskine
  • 49. Home gardening is the
    healthiest and safest
    form of gardening out
    there today.
  • 50. My garden is
    my favorite teacher.
    Betsy CanasGarmon
  • 51. Gardeners, I think,
    dream bigger dreams
    than Emperor's.
    Mary Cantwell
  • 52. It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts
    while eating a homegrown tomato.
    Lewis Grizzard
  • 53. No two gardens are the same.
    No two days are the same in one garden.
    Hugh Johnson
  • 54. The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always
    optimistic, always enterprising and never satisfied. They always look
    forward to doing something better than they have ever done before.
    Vita Sackville-West
  • 55. I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make
    something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal,
    to honor the earth, to leave a mark. Through gardening, we feel whole
    as we make our personal work of art upon our land.
    Julie MoirMesservy
  • 56. When gardeners garden, it is not just plants that grow,
    but the gardeners themselves.
    Ken Druse
  • 57. To pick a flower is so much more satisfying than just observing it, or photographing it ... So in later years, I have grown in my garden as many flowers as possible for children to pick.
    Anne Scott-James
  • 58. Always try to grow in your garden some plant or plants out of
    the ordinary, something your neighbors never attempted. For
    you can receive no greater flattery than to have a gardener of
    equal intelligence stand before your plant and ask, ‘What is that?’
    Richardson Wright
  • 59. My garden is
    my most beautiful
    Claude Monet
  • 60. Every garden is unique with a multitude of choices of soils, plants and themes. Finding your garden theme is as easy as seeing
    what brings a smile to your face.
    Teresa Watkins