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God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.

Tags: God, Human  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

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.

Tags: Good, Someone  ✍ Author: Leonard Bailey

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.

Tags: Job, Love  ✍ Author: Leonard Bailey

I'm pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I'm doing something constructive.

Tags: Good, Time  ✍ Author: Simon Baker

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

Tags: Care, Children  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Tags: Time, Today  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.

Tags: Family, Life  ✍ Author: George Cadbury

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Tags: Garden, Library  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.

Tags: Nature, Wild  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.

Tags: Rain, Roses  ✍ Author: George Eliot

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

Tags: Weed, Whose  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good garden may have some weeds.

Tags: Good, May  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.

Tags: Both, Design  ✍ Author: Stephen Gardiner

In many ways, theatre is more rewarding for a writer. I used to think it was like painting a wall - that when the play is finished, it's done - but now I realise it's more like gardening; you plant the thing, then you have to constantly tend it. You're part of a thing that's living.

Tags: Done, Living  ✍ Author: Katori Hall

My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby. I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house, I love cooking.

Tags: Home, Love  ✍ Author: Susan Hampshire

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.

Tags: Patience, Trust  ✍ Author: Warren Jeffs

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.

Tags: Love, Once  ✍ Author: Warren Jeffs

I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.

Tags: Future, Great  ✍ Author: Penelope Keith

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.

Tags: Beautiful, Singing  ✍ Author: Rudyard Kipling

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

Tags: Learning, Weed  ✍ Author: Brie Larson

I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.

Tags: Loved, Plant  ✍ Author: Dorothy Malone

It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.

Tags: Greater, Put  ✍ Author: Marilyn Manson

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.

Tags: Garden, Wood  ✍ Author: Dixie Lee Ray

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.

Tags: Nature, Patience  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Help, Light  ✍ Author: May Sarton
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The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.

Tags: Best, God  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.

Tags: Care, Eyes  ✍ Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

Tags: Put, Work  ✍ Author: Voltaire

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.

Tags: Found, Mother  ✍ Author: Alice Walker

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.

Tags: Hinge, Needs  ✍ Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.

Tags: Practice, Working  ✍ Author: Dogen Zenji

Gardening has just sort of grown on me. I find it therapeutic. And I like smelly things.

Tags: Grown, Smelly  ✍ Author: Clive Anderson

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.

Tags: Life, Men  ✍ Author: Jean Anouilh

I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing... getting back to reality.

Tags: Acting, Reality  ✍ Author: Adam Ant

Gardening is not a rational act.

Tags: Act, Rational  ✍ Author: Margaret Atwood

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.

Tags: Heart, Nature  ✍ Author: Alfred Austin

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.

Tags: Show, Tell  ✍ Author: Alfred Austin

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

Tags: Humility, Nature  ✍ Author: Alfred Austin

I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.

Tags: Architecture, Landscape  ✍ Author: Luis Barragan

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.

Tags: Feeling, Joy  ✍ Author: Luis Barragan

I am not quite Martha Stewart, but I do like cooking and gardening.

Tags: Cooking, Quite  ✍ Author: Dennis Basso

I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees - just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it.

Tags: Love, Time  ✍ Author: Sean Bean

Somebody informed me recently that the key to every art, from writing to gardening to sculpture, is creativity. I beg to differ.

Tags: Art, Writing  ✍ Author: Roy Blount, Jr.

I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.

Tags: Home, Love  ✍ Author: Suzy Bogguss

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

Tags: Food, Sunshine  ✍ Author: Luther Burbank

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.

Tags: Children, Living  ✍ Author: Luther Burbank

The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.

Tags: Knowledge, Love  ✍ Author: Luther Burbank

I have an armchair interest in gardening, but I don't like to get my knees dirty. I don't have a garden.

Tags: Dirty, Interest  ✍ Author: Nick Cave

Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening.

Tags: Rock, Roses  ✍ Author: Tina Charles

I don't hold that everybody has to love fashion. Some people like gardening.

Tags: Fashion, Love  ✍ Author: Steven Cojocaru

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.

Tags: Garden, Loves  ✍ Author: William Cowper

Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.

Tags: Thinking, Weather  ✍ Author: Harvey Cox

I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good.

Tags: Again, Good  ✍ Author: Michael Fish

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.

Tags: Autumn, Spring  ✍ Author: B. C. Forbes

If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.

Tags: Fine, Material  ✍ Author: John Harrison

To dwell is to garden.

Tags: Dwell, Garden  ✍ Author: Martin Heidegger

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.

Tags: Joy, Patience  ✍ Author: David Hobson

One of the least arduous but most productive of gardening jobs, the magic of deadheading never fails to delight me. It was a revelation when the principle was explained to me: that flowers are the attempt by the plant to reproduce itself. So if you cut the heads off before the flower turns into seeds, the plant will continue to flower.

Tags: Flower, Off  ✍ Author: Howard Hodgkin

I could happily lean on a gate all the livelong day, chatting to passers-by about the wind and the rain. I do a lot of gate-leaning while I am supposed to be gardening; instead of hoeing, I lean on the gate, stare at the vegetable beds and ponder.

Tags: Rain, Wind  ✍ Author: Howard Hodgkin

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.

Tags: Plants, Trees  ✍ Author: Zora Neale Hurston

I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens.

Tags: Beautiful, Love  ✍ Author: Elton John

All gardening is landscape painting.

Tags: Landscape, Painting  ✍ Author: Rockwell Kent

Garden as though you will live forever.

Tags: Forever, Though  ✍ Author: Rockwell Kent

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.

Tags: Another, Place  ✍ Author: Carolus Linnaeus

I do the gardening.

 ✍ Author: Kenneth Robert Livingstone

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?

Tags: Enough, Far  ✍ Author: Francis Cabot Lowell

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.

Tags: Artist, Color  ✍ Author: Roberto Burle Marx

I love a lot of things, and I'm pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I'd be an obsessive hairdresser.

Tags: Love, Music  ✍ Author: Gates McFadden

Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable.

Tags: Perhaps, Talk  ✍ Author: Gary Miller

My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.

Tags: Husband, Love  ✍ Author: Juliet Mills

I think we all have a dream of what it would be like not to work and grow heirloom tomatoes, and I do have that dream. It would be lovely. I do love gardening and all of that, but I do love my work.

Tags: Love, Work  ✍ Author: Helen Mirren

Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them. You're always learning.

Tags: Fun, Learning  ✍ Author: Helen Mirren

Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.

Tags: Others, Sleep  ✍ Author: Thomas Moore

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.

Tags: Asked, Him  ✍ Author: Eric Morecambe

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.

Tags: Music, True  ✍ Author: Viggo Mortensen

Cell culture is a little like gardening. You sit and you look at cells, and then you see something and say, 'You know, that doesn't look right'.

Tags: Culture, Sit  ✍ Author: Pranab Mukherjee

I'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock.

Tags: Anymore, Love  ✍ Author: Carolyn Murphy

The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London.

Tags: Funny, Light  ✍ Author: Jeremy Northam

I've come to recognize what I call my 'inside interests.' Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer.

Tags: Moment, Work  ✍ Author: Jane Pauley

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.

Tags: Nature, Place  ✍ Author: Kevin Pollak

Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.

Tags: Another, Playing  ✍ Author: Oscar de la Renta

Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.

Tags: Flower, Greatest  ✍ Author: Graham Roberts

What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?

Tags: Butterfly, Garden  ✍ Author: Roy Rogers

I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.

Tags: Lose, Place  ✍ Author: Alice Sebold

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.

Tags: Heart, Human  ✍ Author: Alexander Smith

I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.

Tags: Best, Thinking  ✍ Author: Martha Smith

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.

Tags: Past, Work  ✍ Author: Robert Smithson

He plants trees to benefit another generation.

Tags: Another, Generation  ✍ Author: Jason Statham

My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening - corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year.

Tags: Alone, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Emanuel Steward

I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.

Tags: Creation, Present  ✍ Author: Paul Theroux

I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening.

Tags: Job, Work  ✍ Author: Ken Thompson

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.

Tags: Human, Life  ✍ Author: Rachel True

Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite - it is, or should be, a central, basic expression of human life.

Tags: Attitude, Life  ✍ Author: Andrew Weil

I am a particular fan of integrative exercise - that is, exercise that occurs in the course of doing some productive activity such as gardening, bicycling to work, doing home improvement projects and so on.

Tags: Home, Work  ✍ Author: Andrew Weil

In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created.

Tags: Justice, Sense  ✍ Author: Andrew Weil

My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.

Tags: Beautiful, Society  ✍ Author: Andrew Weil

Use plants to bring life.

Tags: Bring, Life  ✍ Author: Douglas Wilson

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