Garden Quotes of Life

gardener with apples
Gardening is a humbling experience.
–Martha Stewart
farmer with apples
There is nothing pleasanter than spading
when the ground is soft and damp.
–John Steinbeck

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. –Frank Lloyd Wright
Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better. –Albert Einstein
Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers. –Lady Bird Johnson
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. –Vincent van Gogh
It’s true that I have a wide range of interests. I like to write and paint and make music and go walking on my own and garden. In fact, gardening is probably what I enjoy doing more than anything else. –Viggo Mortensen
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning. –Helen Mirren
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. –Oscar Wilde
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
What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies? –Roy Rogers
Do not spread the compost on the weeds. -William Shakespeare, Hamlet

These words of wisdom from famous books, people, and historians might inspire you to work in a garden.

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. -Abraham Lincoln
Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God. –Thomas Jefferson
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. –Claude Monet
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. –George Bernard Shaw


What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
All gardeners know better than other gardeners. -Chinese Proverb
I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. –Walt Disney
Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors. –Oscar de la Renta
A good garden may have some weeds. –Thomas Fuller


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