Favorite Quotations ~ Garden Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots

"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides." ~ W. E. Johns

Digging in the Dirt

In his garden every man may be his own artist without apology of explanation. Each within his green enclosure is a creator. ~ Louise Wilder, Colour in my garden

To a gardener there is nothing more exasperating than a hose that just isn't long enough. ~ Cecil Roberts

Gardening is not a rational act. What matters is the immersion of the hands in the earth, that ancient ceremony of which the Pope kissing the tarmac is merely a pallid vestigial remnant. In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~ Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg

Lyda was an exuberant, even a dramatic gardener.... She was always holding up a lettuce or a bunch of radishes with an air of resolute courage, as though she had shot them herself. ~ Renata Adler

I have a garden of my own,/ But so with roses overgrown,/ And lilies, that you would it guess/ to be a little wilderness. ~ Andrew Marvell

How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Gardens are a collaboration with nature, engaging all the senses. They express life, death and the passage of time. ~ Douglas Campbell

What is a garden for? For the soul, sir, for the soul of the poet! For visions of the invisible, for grasping the intangible, for hearing the inaudible, forů the splendid regions of imaginations and romance. ~ Samuel Reynolds Hole

I now derive physical and spiritual pleasure from gardening and there is tremendous satisfaction in knowing that I could survive almost anywhere if I had to. ~ Don Henley, Heaven is Under Our Feet

No garden is without its weeds. ~ Thomas Fuller

A garden is an awful responsibility. You never know what you may be aiding to grow in it. ~ Charles Dudley Warner

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