In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.

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

The love of flowers is really the best teacher of how to grow and understand them.

On every stem, on every leaf … and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part.

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

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

To see things in the seed, that is genius

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

I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.

Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy.

Do not be afraid to go out on a limb … That’s where the fruit is.

A person who loves his or her work Is like a plant in the right spot: There growth is maximized and the yield is greatest.

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

She (or he!) who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see a plant,believes in God

If you really want to draw close to your garden, you must remember first of all that you are dealing with a being that lives and dies; like the human body, with its poor flesh, its illnesses at times repugnant. One must not always see it dressed up for a ball, manicured and immaculate

My garden will never make me famous, I’m a horticultural ignoramus.

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.

The only limit to your garden is at the boundaries of your imagination.

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

Cares melt when you kneel in your garden

In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

Science, or para-science, tells us that geraniums bloom better if they are spoken to. But a kind word every now and then is really quite enough. Too much attention, like too much feeding, and weeding and hoeing, inhibits and embarrasses them

Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn’t room for any other thought….

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders

Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.

The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.

Making simple matters complex or complex matters simple are both bad gardening techniques

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

Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.

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

Bread feeds the body indeed, but the flowers also feed the soul.

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.

A garden is the best alternative therapy

Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps, Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvest reaps.

A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul

The garden is a mirror of the heart

The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth.

The trouble with gardening is that is does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession

Almost any garden, if you see it at just the right moment, can be confused with paradise.

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt

Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart

Nothing is more the child of art than a garden

True friendship is like a rose: we don’t realize its beauty until it fades.

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

Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden.

Don’t wear perfume in the garden – unless you want to be pollinated by bees

One who plants a garden, plants happiness

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.

Gardening gives one back a sense of proportion about everything – except itself.

Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us

As the Garden Grows, so does the Gardener

Friends are flowers in life’s garden

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

If you are a garden plant you are regarded; well regarded, just as long as you stay in the garden.

Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity

Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden…. It is sad that Nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart.

When I go into my garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.

We had better find a way to grow things in asphalt before we cover the world with it.