Quotes about Gardening

by Tracy Chiatello
( California)

gardening quotes

As an amateur gardener, I like humorous and motivational quotes about gardening. It’s a lot of work for sometimes little to no reward. These are some of my favorite gardening quotes.

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

“What a man needs in gardening is a cast iron back, with a hinge in it”~ Charles Dudley Warner

“Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.”~Lewis Gannit

“There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.”~Alfred Austin

“How dare you treat your soil like dirt!” ~ Joel Salatin

“There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.” ~ Mirabel Osler

The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell someone else where to dig. ~ Texas Bix Bender

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. ~ Doug Larson

One good thing about rutabagas is that they provide something for turnips to taste better than…. ~unknown

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~ Greek proverb

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

“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” ~ Janet Kilburn Phillips

“Don’t grumble that roses have thorns, be thankful that thorns have roses.”

“What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” ~ Emerson

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, 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

“You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.” ~Unknown

“Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.” ~ The Koran

“All gardeners know better than other gardeners.” ~ Chinese Proverb

“The only thing that endures over time is the ‘Law of the Farm.’ You must prepare the ground, plant the seed, cultivate, and water if you expect to reap the harvest.” ~ Stephen R. Covey

We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden. ~ Author unknown

“You can count how many seeds there are in an apple, but you cannot count how many apples there are in a seed”. ~ Unknown

“Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.” ~Unknown

“If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need.” ~ Cicero

Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas Edison

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