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Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.

A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee.

My life is gardening, cleaning around the house and power washing.

No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.

The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.

The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.

The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.

A house without a garden or orchard is unfurnished and incomplete.

In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it.

Weed it and reap.

Flowers are happy things.

Life's a garden — dig it.

I'm really into gardening.

Let nature be in your yard.

Bloom where you are planted.

A weed is but an unloved flower.

Farming is a profession of hope.

My garden is my favorite teacher.

Gardens are a form of autobiography.

Gardeners learn by trowel and error.

Life begins the day you start a garden.

The garden is the poor man's apothecary.

With fronds like you, who needs anemones.

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.

The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.

The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow.

Gardening always has been an art, essentially.

When the soil disappears, the soul disappears.

All gardeners know better than other gardeners.

When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.

Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts.

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.

At home, I relax by gardening, or just pottering.

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.

Flowers grow in inches, but are destroyed by feet.

For worms, is soil just another day at the office?

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.

Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart.

I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me.

Old gardeners never die, they just run out of thyme.

I need my friends, I need my house, I need my garden.

Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul.

I am not quite Martha Stewart, but I do like cooking and gardening.

Gardening gloves are for sissies. I always have dirt under my nails.

Every radish I ever pulled up seemed to have a mortgage attached to it.

In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener.

Gardening is one of my enduring, favourite, and most rewarding pastimes.

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.

Gardening requires lots of water, most of it in the form of perspiration.

We come from the earth. We return to the earth. And in between we garden.

If you are a gardener, you can always put "Plant Manager" on your résumé.

I still love farming and gardening and things like that in the summertime.

My partner loves gardening and beekeeping and chickens and all that stuff.

The garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature.

One marked feature of the people, both high and low, is a love for flowers.

I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden.

We know that gardening is good for you. It is fantastic, all-round exercise.

Don't wear perfume in the garden — unless you want to be pollinated by bees.

I've always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend.

What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.

I know the pleasure of pulling up root vegetables. They are solvable mysteries.

When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.

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

An optimistic gardener is one who believes that whatever goes down must come up.

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.

I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.

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

Can plants be happy? If they get what they need, they thrive — that's what I know.

One of the worst mistakes you can make as a gardener is to think you're in charge.

There's something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy.

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

Creating your own urban farm is as simple as planting your flowerbeds with edibles.

The home gardener is part scientist, part artist, part philosopher, part ploughman.

One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds.

Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.

Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history.

Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.

Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.

I love gardening, and I love cooking. I love things like that. I love creating things.

A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.

I like the physical activity of gardening. It's kind of thrilling. I do a lot of weeding.

Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them. You're always learning.

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.

I've always loved the woods, and I've always loved gardening and a lot of solitude and quiet.

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.

I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia.

When you have done your best for a flower, and it fails, you have some reason to be aggrieved.

The biggest obstacle to good gardening is the desire to know the answers and not the questions.

Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.

We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?

I spend as much time as I can in my garden, and if I'm not writing songs or gardening, I'm painting.

Gardening is easy. Stick it in the ground the right way up and most plants will grow perfectly well.

I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.

The Herbs ought to be distilled when they are in their greatest vigor, and so ought the Flowers also.

Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers.

I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.

We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.

A gardener's best tool is the knowledge from previous seasons. And it can be recorded in a $2 notebook.

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

I have an armchair interest in gardening, but I don't like to get my knees dirty. I don't have a garden.

If I finish my day with no garden dirt under my fingernails and nothing new learned, it is a day wasted!

I'm huge on spring and summer gardening. I'm really proud of my perennial beds. That's a passion of mine.

I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowers... I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids.

Gardening is a working meditation for me. It helps me remember process, and it helps me remember patience.

The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.

The profession I have keeps dragging me into drama and taking me away from baking, flowering and gardening.

Gardening is not my thing. You're digging in the dirt, and then a couple of months later, something happens.

Mid-afternoon, I'll go out and do the household errands, come home, do my gardening, go for an evening walk.

And some can pot begonias and some can bud a rose, And some are hardly fit to trust with anything that grows.

I think in the same way when I'm cooking, when I'm gardening, when I'm choosing fabrics. It's a way of living.

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.

I keep myself busy, I read a lot, watch a lot of TV, and do a lot of gardening. I do stupid stuff and I love it.

I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself. And I find sufficient purpose for my day.

And I beseech you, forget not to informe yourselfe as dilligently as may be, in things that belong to Gardening.

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

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.

Learn to be an observer in all seasons. Every single day, your garden has something new and wonderful to show you.

If a person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.

Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals.

I'm mad about gardening. I have an allotment on the other side of Hampstead Heath, and I keep three hens in my garden.

It didn’t occur to me that… that gardening, like music, could demand practice, patience, a willingness to make mistakes.

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view.

It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not.

I love being in my garden. I don't plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour.

It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional.

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

I just think that gardening is about the future, a slow thing, that is deep and spiritual as well as spiritually rewarding.

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.

Software is like gardening - one day I'll go behind the shed and clean up. But if nobody ever goes there, does it matter a lot?

I like to keep fit, and when not gardening or singing solo or in a choir, I cycle, play tennis, swim, dance, and practise yoga.

I am so longing to be domestic,, cooking stew, gardening, hopefully having some children, painting, sitting still in one place.

Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You’re closer to God’s heart in a garden than any place else on earth.

It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.

Tomatoes and squash never fail to reach maturity. You can spray them with acid, beat them with sticks and burn them; they love it.

You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can't just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.

I enjoy painting, cutting the lawn and working in the garden when I have time. That's therapy for me. I enjoy working with my hands.

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

Gardening is seen as a pastime that is almost like belonging to the Church of England - a sign of maturity and wisdom and right thinking.

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.

Living in New York after 14 years, I'm such an outdoors kind of person. I love gardening and building things. I like restoring old furniture.

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.

Cell culture is a little like gardening. You sit and you look at cells, and then you see something and say, 'You know, that doesn't look right'.

I love planting. I love digging holes, putting plants in, tapping them in. And I love weeding, but I don't like tidying up the garden afterwards.

But always, to her, red and green cabbages were to be jade and burgundy, chrysoprase and prophyry. Life has no weapons against a woman like that.

There is some risk to increase birth defects if you do a lot of outdoor gardening when you are pregnant. That can increase rates of toxoplasmosis.

Gardening is inevitably a process of constant, remorseless change. It is the constancy of that process that is so comforting, not any fixed moment.

I find myself listening to Talk Talk on repeat while I'm doing gardening in upstate New York. Their music is so languid, and I just love his voice.

Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves.

It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.

Everyone wants instant everything, and they want instant success, but I always think you should treat things in the arts like a garden, and let them grow.

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.

God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.

He plants trees to benefit another generation.

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

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.

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.

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.

It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.

A good garden may have some weeds.

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.

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.

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness it teaches industry and thrift above all it teaches entire trust.

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.

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.

Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.

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.

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.

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

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.

What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.

To dwell is to garden.

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.

All gardening is landscape painting.

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.

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.

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.

Gardening is not a rational act.

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 think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.

The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.

Use plants to bring life.

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.

I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.

If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.

I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.

Garden as though you will live forever.

I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good.

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?

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

I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens.

I do the gardening.

My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby. I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house, I love cooking.

I don't hold that everybody has to love fashion. Some people like gardening.

I'm pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I'm doing something constructive.

I've come to recognize what I call my 'inside interests.' Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer.

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.

My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.

In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created.

I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing... getting back to reality.

I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening.

Gardening has just sort of grown on me. I find it therapeutic. And I like smelly things.

I'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock.

The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London.

Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable.

Somebody informed me recently that the key to every art, from writing to gardening to sculpture, is creativity. I beg to differ.

I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees - just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it.

My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening - corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year.

My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.

Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.

Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening.

Nothing is more completely the child of Art than a Garden.

In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy.

Against her ankles as she trod The lucky buttercups did nod.

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.

Despite the gardener's best intentions, Nature will improvise.

The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens.

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.

Anybody who wants to rule the world should try to rule a garden first.

I just planted the family vegetables yesterday. You name it, I grow it.

When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside too.

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.