Gardeners quotes

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Gardeners features

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. (Alfred Austin)

Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they’re tender. They have to be persistent. (Ralph Fiennes)

The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte. (Vera Nazarian)

That’s the uplifting thing about gardening: I forgot time, space and tax returns. In the here and now it was just me and that damn privet. (Susanne Wiborg)

I think the true gardener is a lover of his flowers, not a critic of them. I think the true gardener is the reverent servant of Nature, not her truculent, wife-beating master.I think the true gardener, the older he grows, should more and more develop a humble, grateful and uncertain spirit. (Reginald Farrer)

A mindful gardener fears not the thorns – but moments of his own carelessness. (Heike Ullmann)

There are three times which are supremely displeasing to gardeners: dry weather, rainy weather, weather in general. (Pierre Daninos)

There has probably never been a revolutionary gardener, or even a strong Radical who worked with open-air flowers. (George A. Birmingham)

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)

Gardens and gardeners

Every gardener also grows with his plants. (Martin Gerhard Reisenberg)

There are several ways to lay out gardens: the best of them is to entrust this work to a gardener. (Karel Čapek)

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. (Claude Monet)

Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade. (Rudyard Kipling)

Anyone who is already satisfied with their garden does not deserve it. (Karl Foerster)

Even the wishes of the gardener do not always revolve around the garden. (Brigitte Fuchs)

The allotment gardens are the answer to the autobahn,
on which the gardeners themselves like to race. (Elmar Schenkel)

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. (Liberty Hyde Bailey)

When a gardener wants to make a garden, he begins by pulling up the wild grasses, the wild blackthorns, the curved brambles; he puts the birds to flight; he breaks up the earth; he pursues the roots, he uproots them, he throws them into the fire. (Alain)

Garden quotes

Attitude to gardeners

I like gardening. It’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. (Alice Sebold)

We’d rather watch the flowers grow than be a gardener. (Marc Gendron)

We have descended into the garden and caught three hundred slugs. How I love the mixture of the beautiful and the squalid in gardening. It makes it so lifelike. (Evelyn Underhill)

I’m huge on spring and summer gardening. I’m really proud of my perennial beds. That’s a passion of mine. (Steve Zahn)

Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors. (Oscar de la Renta)

Gardening is not my thing. You’re digging in the dirt, and then a couple of months later, something happens. (Jillian Michaels)

Gardening is one of my enduring, favourite, and most rewarding pastimes. (Jane Hawking)

I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens. (Elton John)

Writing about gardening is often a very boring and useless exercise, given how biased, meticulous, irreverent, and depraved these gardeners are all around. No one will say a couple of words about muscular branches, dark swollen buds, invitingly undressing trees and that vicious beauty that turns us into slaves of the goddess Flora. (Ketzel Levin)

People and gardeners

My body is a garden, my will is its gardener. (William Shakespeare)

Everyone must be the helper-gardener of his own soul… (Joris-Karl Huysmans)

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. (Mahatma Gandhi)

If every person on a piece of his land would do everything he can, how beautiful our land would be! (Anton Chekhov)

The difference between man and gardener: The gardener only intervenes where it makes sense. (Wolfgang J. Reus)

The gardener can decide what will become of his carrots but no one can choose the good of others for them. (Jean-Paul Sartre)

We’re like a gardener with a hose and our attention is water – we can water flowers or we can water weeds. (Josh Radnor)

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. (Voltaire)

For though we may be the Earth’s gardeners, we are also its weeds. And we won’t get anywhere until we come to terms with this crucial ambiguity about our role – that we are at once the problem and the only possible solution to the problem. (Michael Pollan)

Flowers and gardeners

The flower field is the gardener’s prayer mat. (Sylvain Tesson)

Those of you who cultivate the flowers, are like the flowers, and help make this city a city of flowers. (Tanja Boskovic)

I love flowers and gardeners. Flowers evoke love, and gardeners, I have often remarked, have the most beautiful children in the world. (Jacques Ferron)

I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.(Herbert Rappaport)

I actually have an attachment to a flower passion, but odorless; the pride of gardeners, georgines, peonies, tulips, camellias, have been indifferent to me since I was a child. (Otto von Bismarck)

The true gardener discovers himself before the wild pansy. (Jacques Prevert)

One should not despise the carnation;
She is the gardener’s delight.
Sometimes she has to stand in the light, sometimes
he protects her from the sun. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Quotes about flowers

Weeds and gardeners

Where would the gardener be if there were no more weeds? (Bill Vaughan)

As is the garden such is the gardener. A man’s nature runs either to herbs or weeds. (Francis Bacon)

What would become of the garden if the gardener treated all the weeds and slugs and birds and trespassers as he would like to be treated, if he were in their place? (Thomas Huxley)

I don’t have a gardener because I enjoy pulling weeds. It’s hard to explain but there is something fulfilling about pulling out a weed and knowing that you got all the roots. (Justin Hartley)

Weeds are nature’s opposition to the gardeners’ government. (Oskar Kokoschka)

Quotes about weeds

Vegetable garden and gardeners

Let’s cultivate a vegetable garden, it’s not only producing vegetables, it’s learning to marvel at the mystery of life. (Pierre Rabhi)

I grow as many of our vegetables as I can, because my granddad was a professional gardener, and it’s in the blood. (Terry Pratchett)

I thought I’d love to be a gardener because I grew up with a vegetable garden and I love being close to the Earth and growing things. At my home in L.A., I have a great garden and I grow all kinds of things. I even have a worm farm! The worms help create organic compost out of kitchen scraps. (Curtis Stone)

The Three Radishes was, in the seventeenth century, a common nursery and market gardener’s sign in Holland. (John Camden Hotten)

Quotes about vegetable garden

Soil and gardeners

In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener. (Robert Rodale)

If you really want to be a good gardener, you need to understand what is going on in your soil. (Jeff Lowenfels)

I find that a real gardener is not a man who cultivates flowers; he is a man who cultivates the soil. He is a creature who digs himself into the earth and leaves the sight of what is on it to us gaping good-for-nothings… He builds his monument in a heap of compost. If he came into the Garden of Eden, he would sniff excitedly and say: “Good Lord, what humus!” (Karel Čapek)

Gardening gloves are for sissies. I always have dirt under my nails. (Hilarie Burton)

Patience and gardeners

Patient expectation befits the educator as well as the gardener. (Caroline Rudolphi)

As any gardener will tell you, the cycles of nature require patience. Even a fast-growing vegetable like a radish requires time. (M.J. Ryan)

I always see gardening as escape, as peace really. If you are angry or troubled, nothing provides the same solace as nurturing the soil. (Monty Don)

A calm look, a quiet consistency, doing what is right in every season, every hour, is perhaps asked of no one more than the gardener. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Love and gardeners

Those who fell in love with gardening have never been cured. (Karl Foerster)

I love flowers and gardeners. Flowers evoke love, and gardeners, I have often remarked, have the most beautiful children in the world. (Jacques Ferron)

One should not betray feelings that hide even in the quietest and most hidden chamber of the heart. A gardener should cover the delicate plants with a bell so that they can thrive undisturbed. Secrecy is the duty of love. (Friedrich Ludewig Bouterweck)

Spring and gardeners

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. (Ruth Stout)

Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer. (Geoffrey B. Charlesworth)

April is the right and blessed month of the gardener. The lovers shall leave us unscathed with their much-vaunted May; in May the trees and flowers only bloom, but in April they bud. (Karel Čapek)

Quotes about spring

Workout and gardeners

If you have a garden, you don’t need a gym or a vacation. (Fritz Neuhauser)

Without doubt, without hesitation, I choose gardening over the gym. I can’t stand going to the gym. It doesn’t appeal to me at all. Give me gardening every time. (Mary Berry)

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. (Andrew Weil)

Quotes about workout

Death and gardeners

If a tree dies, plant another in its place. (Carl Linnaeus)

The death of the gardener is nothing that harms a tree. But if you threaten the tree, then the gardener dies twice. (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

In all the gardens of the world, when a flower dies, the gardeners arrange for another to grow in its place. It’s like in the hearts of little girls. When one carnation wilts, another prepares to bloom. And life is filled with its fragrance. (Marcel Dube)

Learning and gardeners

Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning. (Helen Mirren)

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. (Janet Kilburn Phillips)

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

Old age and gardeners

Century after century gardeners are at the head of the feast of centenarians. (William Beach Thomas)

He plants trees to benefit another generation. (Caecilius Statius)

Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized. (Allan Armitage)

Life and gardeners

Garden as though you will live forever. (William Kent)

To be a gardener is to be like the Good Lord, it is to give life and beauty with earth, water and seeds. (Jean Chalon)

Unnoticed life story is like a garden without a gardener. (Stefan Rogal)

Dreams and gardeners

Live your garden dreams. (Iris Winkenbach)

Gardeners, I think, dream bigger dreams than emperors. (Mary Cantwell)

There are invisible gardeners in the world who cultivate the dreams of others. (Jeanne Benameur)

Green thumbs and gardeners

If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. “Green fingers” are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart. (Russell Page)

There are no green thumbs or black thumbs. There are only gardeners and non-gardeners. Gardeners are the ones who ruin after ruin get on with the high defiance of nature herself, creating, in the very face of her chaos and tornado, the bower of roses and the pride of irises. It sounds very well to garden a ‘natural way’. (Henry Mitchell)

Snow and gardeners

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow and unexpected weather of all sorts – a gardener still plants. And tends what they have planted … believing that Spring will come. (Mary Anne Radmacher)

From the gardener’s point of view, November can be the worst month to be faced: Nature is winding things down, the air is cold, skies are gray, but usually the final mark of punctuation to the year as yet to arrive – the snow; snow that covers all in the garden and marks a mind-set for the end of a year’s activity. (H. Peter Loewer)

Quotes about snow

Pleasure and gardeners

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

My extravagance is my garden – it’s the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure. (Ina Garden)

Wildflowers and gardeners

Prove it if you can, that the wild flower in the meadow is less beautiful than the one reared beneath the hand of the gardener. (Ritter Brown)

However, it is hard to explain the wildflowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover. (Shannon L. Alder)

Quotes about wildflowers

Marriage and gardeners

Marriage is like gardening. The best gardener is the one who knows that the grass is rarely greener elsewhere. (Umar Timo)

Every day, stripped to the waist, I work hard in the garden, and my wife, worrying about my spirit, reads to me from the early Blok. (Igor Huberman)

Bloom and gardeners

The very best relationship has a gardener and a flower. The gardener nurtures and the flower blooms. (Carole Radziwill)

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. (Marcel Proust)

Quotes about bloom

Lawn and gardeners

A gardener who sabotages a lawn is a budding assassin. (Raymond Devos)

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken. (James Dent)

Also, lawn quotes

Poets and gardeners

An excellent gardener is worth an excellent poet. (Alphonse Karr)

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. (Jean Cocteau)

Indoor plants and gardeners

You are the gardener of your indoor plant and its growth and beauty are entirely your responsibility. (Daniel Desbiens)

Gardener: Individual endowed with pot flower sensibility. (Marc Escayrol)

Roses and gardeners

The gardener is the most beautiful rose in his garden. (Jean Genet)

In the language of gardeners, the plants die, but the roses die. (Julien Green)

Quotes about roses

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