Favorite Quotations ~ Garden & Gardening, 3 Gardening

"All gardening is landscape painting." ~ Alexander Pope

Curves of Life

I love being asked to identify plants, and I don't know which gives me more pleasure: to know what they are or not to know what they are. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing better than they have ever done before. ~ Vita Sackville West

There are two essential characteristics that a gardener with perennials must possess: patience and pride. Patience that the plant will eventually grow and mature, and pride in the progress of each individual one. ~ Patricia A. Taylor, Easy Care Perennials

Never apologize for your garden…Whatever your garden is, it is beautiful. ~ Christine Allison, 365 Days of Gardening

All gardens are a form of autobiography. ~ Robert Dash

A garden is a lovesome thing. ~ Thomas Edward Brown

A garden is like the self. It has so many layers and winding paths, real or imagined, that it can never be known, completely, even by the most intimate of friends. ~ Anne Raver

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. ~ Helen Keller

A garden can’t just be pretty. It’s got to feel good. ~ Dabney Peeples

The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source and destination of all. ~ Wendell Berry

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself. ~ May Sarton

Gardening gave me a way to work with silence; not "in silence" but "with silence" - it was a silent creativity. ~ Sara Maitland, A Book of Silence

You don't have to garden just for yourself. You have to share it. ~ Augusta Carter

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