Orchard quotes

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Orchard features

In the heart of every apple is an entire orchard waiting only to be planted. (Thorstan Osborne)

Even the orchards—reared in captivity—looked as if they were aware of their importance in the scheme of things… (Peter McArthur)

In the Old Land orchards very frequently have a history. (Frederic Chambers Spurr)

The nostalgic notion of the family orchards is lovely — all that wholesome fruit for our forebears to sit on the back steps biting into — but basically we were growing it to drink. (Barbara Holland)

In the Orchards on the hill also they run like rivers. (Hugh Walpole)

Fine old orchard, too; with a trifle of attention. (Eleanor Marie Ingram)

Do you know, at the bottom of the hill, just before you get into the village, a melancholy orchard? (Hugh Walpole)

People and orchard

Everybody’s twelve years old in an apple orchard. (Rachael Ray)

The man who does good is like an orchard full of the fruit of good works. (Hildegard von Bingen)

Self-confidence grows on trees, in other people’s orchards. (Mignon McLaughlin)

How it all nourishes, lulls me, in the way most needed; the open air, the rye-fields, the apple orchards. (Walt Whitman)

Some understand a compromise as an exchange in which they want an orchard for an apple. (Theo Waigel)

The nightingales are sobbing in The orchards of our mothers, And hearts that we broke long ago Have long been breaking others; Tears are round, the sea is deep: Roll them overboard and sleep. (W.H. Auden)

Come clean with a child heart Laugh as peaches in the summer wind Let rain on a house roof be a song Let the writing on your face be a smell of apple orchards on late June. (Carl Sandburg)

Attitude to orchard

I’m really glad I had those years working on the orchard alongside my husband. (Jane Hamilton)

Yesterday I staked off the ground on the hill for an orchard. I want to get 1000 apple trees agrowing. (Ezra Cornell)

He said that every infertile tree seemed to Him a useless tree; That he no longer wanted to suffer from it, And that he was resolved to fill His garden with fruit trees, to enrich his table. (La Fontaine)

I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. (Wendell Berry)

Are the orange orchards of the South, or the mingled blue, green, and gold of the peacock’s plumage, unpleasant to the eye? (Edward Armitage)

Love and orchard

Who would think of buying an orchard when they have an appetite for an apple? Yet many do just that when they marry. (Maurice Chevalier)

No, no the mind I love must still have wild places — a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown litde wood, the chance of a snake or two (real snakes), a pool that nobody’s fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with those litde flowers planted by the wind. (Katherine Mansfield)

Catherine and I went behind, into the orchard; we bit into the same apples and the same pears; we were the happiest in the world. (Erckmann-Chatrian)

In the apple boughs the coolness
Murmurs, and the grey leaves flicker
Where sleep wanders.
In this garden all the hot noon
I await thy fluttering footfall
Through the twilight. (Bliss Carman)

The wind is tossing the lilacs,
The new leaves laugh in the sun,
And the petals fall on the orchard wall,
But for me the spring is done.
Beneath the apple blossoms
I go a wintry way,
For love that smiled in April
Is false to me in May. (Sara Teasdale)

Bloom and orchard

Little orchards of almond trees, their blossoms a pink mist against a clear blue sky… (Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton)

It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine, Apple orchards blossom there, and the air’s like wine. (John Masefield)

Say, do you dream of the pleasant ports of old-time, Orchards of old Devon, all afoam with snowy bloom? (Norah Mary Holland)

Orchards in the Spring-time! Oh, I think and think of them,—
Filmy mists of pink and white above the fresh, young green,
Lifting and drifting,—how my eyes could drink of them,
I’m staring at a dirty wall beyond a big machine. (Theodosia Garrison)

Quotes about bloom

Harvest and orchard

When I walk in the orchard, I already see it as a jam. (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)

Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard. (Walt Whitman)

In an orchard there should be enough to eat, enough to lay up, enough to be stolen, and enough to rot on the ground. (James Boswell)

There were many fine orchards and gardens on every side, but ripe fruits and berries were very scarce. (Walter Aimwell)

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year. (Robert Frost)

Quotes about harvest

Money and orchard

I work hard in the orchard, not for the money anymore, but for something I can’t explain. Something worth more than money. (Steven Herrick)

Money doesn’t grow on trees, and if it did somebody else would own the orchard. (Lewis Grizzard)

Nobody is going to invest a fortune into good orchard land, all the farming equipment necessary, the fertilizer, the seedlings, the nonstop Herculean work effort needed to grow apples, then bring them to the fruit stand for people to take home for free. (Ted Nugent)

In a large orchard, which was called commercial and brought Yegor Semenych annually several thousand in net income, black, thick, acrid smoke spread over the ground and, enveloping the trees, saved these thousands from frost. (Anton Chekhov)

Spring and orchard

In this sequestered nook how sweet To sit upon my orchard seat And birds and flowers once more to greet… (William Wordsworth)

How terrible a time is the beginning of March. In a month there will be daffodils and the sudden blossoming of orchards, but you wouldn’t know it now. You have to take spring on blind faith. (Beatriz Williams)

Dull indeed would be the man that did not feel the thrill awakened by the first glimpse of brilliant color in the orchard, and the cheery warbling notes borne to our ears on the first gentle breath of spring! (Arthur Cleveland Bent)

I’ve seen spring come to the orchard every year as far back as I can remember and I’ve never grown tired of it. Oh, the wonder of it! The outrageous beauty! God didn’t have to give us cherry blossoms you know. He didn’t have to make apple trees and peach trees burst into flower and fragrance. But God just loves to splurge. He gives us all this magnificence and then, if that isn’t enough, He provides fruit from such extravagance. (Lynn Austin)

Quotes about spring

Religion and orchard

Persecution is as necessary to religion as pruning to an orchard. (Austin O’Malley)

O leave them rather friendlier gods, and fairer Orchards and temples, and a freer bosom! (George Santayana)

A little group of thatched cottages in the middle of the village had an orchard attached; and I remember well the peculiar purity of the blue sky seen through the white clusters of apple blossom in spring. I remember being moonstruck looking at it one morning early on my way to school. It meant something for me; what, I couldn’t say. It gave me such an unease at heart, some reaching out towards perfection such as impels men into religion, some sense of the transcendence of things, of the fragility of our hold on life. (A.L. Rowse)

Nature and orchard

Landscape lay bathed in golden sunshine, the wheatfields ripe for the sickle, and the apple orchards rich in their promise of fruit. (Lord Frederic Hamilton)

An immense and banal orchard extended over the red bronze of the amaranth fields. (André Malraux)

A playful moon
casts enchanting shadows
in the orchards. (Ernst Ferstl)

Quotes about nature

Flowers and orchard

One can write poetry about roses, One has to bite the apples. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Such orchards, white against the green slopes, and shady walks by the woodside, with distracting wild-flowers. (George Eliot)

Then, having skirted a field of oats, spangled with cornflowers and poppies, we arrived at an orchard where cows, in brindle coats, were sleeping, reclining in the shade of the apple trees. (Octave Mirbeau)

Quotes about flowers

Autumn and orchard

Autumn ripened the orchards. (François-René de Chateaubriand)

On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels… (Charles Dickens)

The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down. (Helen Hunt Jackson)

Quotes about autumn

Vegetable garden and orchard

This special feeling towards fruit, its glory and abundance, is I would say universal…. We respond to strawberry fields or cherry orchards with a delight that a cabbage patch or even an elegant vegetable garden cannot provoke. (Jane Grigson)

Can the garden afford anything more delightful to view than those forests of asparagus, artichokes, lettuce, peas, beans, and other legumes and sedulous plants so different in color and of such various shapes. (Stephen Switzer)

Quotes about vegetable garden

Paradise and orchard

What is paradise, but, a garden, an orchard of trees and herbs, full of pleasure and nothing there but delights. (William Lawson)

The world that was not mine yesterday now lies spread out at my feet, a splendor. I seem, in the middle of the night, to have returned to the world of apples, the orchards of Heaven. Perhaps I should take my problems to a shrink, or perhaps I should enjoy the apples that I have, streaked with color like the evening sky. (John Cheever)

Writer and orchard

A real writer learns from earlier writers the way a boy learns from an apple orchard — by stealing what he has a taste for, and can carry off. (Archibald MacLeish)

The need to make money from writing always leads, in the long run, to shaking unripe apples from the tree because one simply cannot wait for them to ripen. But unfortunately it’s different with writing than with fruit: it doesn’t ripen during shipment. (Adolf Spemann)

Book and orchard

A book is a garden; A book is an orchard; A book is a storehouse; A book is a party. It is company by the way; it is a counselor; it is a multitude of counselors. (Henry Ward Beecher)

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. (Charles Baudelaire)

Weeds and orchard

Bear figs for a season or two, and the world outside the orchard is very unwilling you should bear thistles. (Kate Douglas Wiggin)

You would not go into an apple orchard and eat the weeds so why would you go into your day and feast on worries? (Pat McBride)

Quotes about weeds

Poetry and orchard

Poetry is an apple and it’s always September on the orchards of the word: tight sun, juice of the earth, flavor of childhood. In the happiness of the words love, I eat you. (John Joubert)

Coming people! Who you are? Here I am, all pain and bruise. I bequeath to you the orchard of my great soul. (Vladimir Mayakovsky)

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