Updated: Mar 3
"A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself."
– May Sarton
"Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes."
"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece."
– Claude Monet
"Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized."
– Allan Armitage
“The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture."
– Thomas Jefferson
“When you grow your own garden, it grows you.”
– T.F. Hodge
“The spring blossoms get you out of your head and out working in the garden.”
– Marty Rubin
“A visitor to a garden sees the successes, usually. The gardener remembers mistakes and losses, some for a long time, and imagines the garden in a year, and in an unimaginable future.”
– W.S. Merwin
“One must also have faith to grow flowers...”
– Stella Walthal Patterson
“At the bottom of freshly dug holes, I bury my problems alongside the waxen seeds.”
– Kelseyleigh Reber
“Garden as though you will live forever.”
– Thomas Moore
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.”
– D. Elton Trueblood
“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.”
– Andrew Weil
“How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.”
– Alexander Smith