Gardening is not a rational act.
A good garden may have some weeds.
All gardening is landscape painting.
Garden as though you will live forever.
I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good.
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.
Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.
Oscar de la Renta
It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest.
Orison Swett Marden
A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I love decorating my home. I’m a gardener too, so that’s usually something I have to play catch up with.
I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.
A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
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.
Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roberto Burle Marx