Favorite Quotations ~ Garden & Gardening, 2 Trowel & Error: Over 700 Shortcuts, Tips & Remedies for the Gardener

"A garden is the best alternative therapy." ~ Germaine Greer


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. ~ Marcelene Cox

All gardeners need to know when to accept something wonderful and unexpected, taking no credit except for letting it be. ~ Allen Lacy

All the world's not a stage. Some of it's a garden, and all the men and women merely gardeners. ~ Christopher Andreae

It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw, But rather a garden forever in bloom and a flock of angels forever in flight. ~ Kahlil Gibran

There is a garden in her eyes, where roses and white lilies flow. ~ Thomas Campion

All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar. ~ Helen Hayes

There are golf bores, political bores, and many other types of bores. I most certainly am a garden bore. ~ Viscount Blakenham

All my hurts my garden spade can heal. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

If you tickle the earth with a hoe, she laughs with a harvest. ~ Douglas Jerrold

Gardening is an active participation in the deepest mysteries of the universe. ~ Thomas Berry, Touchstones

The soil says: Do not bring me your need. Bring me your seed. ~ Jim Rohn

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