2015 Gardening Quotations Part 1
Growspiration

Welcome to part 1 of our 2015 Gardening Quotations, or what we like to call “Growspiration”. Enjoy these quotes from the first half of 2015

January

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. - Claude Monet
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. – Claude Monet

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A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. – Frank Lloyd Wright, architect 1868-1959

What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and wildness? Let them be left, Oh let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet. ― Gerard Manley Hopkin
What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and wildness? Let them be left, Oh let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet. ― Gerard Manley Hopkin

A flower is an educated weed. - Luther Burbank, 1849–1926
A flower is an educated weed. – Luther Burbank, 1849–1926

If you are a gardener, you can always put 'Plant Manager' on your resume. Unknown
If you are a gardener, you can always put ‘Plant Manager’ on your resume. Unknown

February

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In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone. Gertrude Jekyll

Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. To you, it shall be for food. Genesis 1:29 (King James Bible)
Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. To you, it shall be for food. Genesis 1:29 (King James Bible)

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt." - Unknown
You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. – Unknown

Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. To you, it shall be for food. Genesis 1:29 (King James Bible)
Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. To you, it shall be for food. Genesis 1:29 (King James Bible)

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

March

"The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden" Thomas Moore
The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden – Thomas Moore

"He who plants a garden plants happiness." - Chinese Proverb
He who plants a garden plants happiness. – Chinese Proverb

Everything we eat is processed sunshine - Unknown
Everything we eat is processed sunshine – Unknown

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

April

"If you have two pennies, spend one on a loaf and one on a flower. The bread will give you life and the flower a reason for living." - Chinese Proverb
If you have two pennies, spend one on a loaf and one on a flower. The bread will give you life and the flower a reason for living. – Chinese Proverb

"Gardening is the purest of human pleasures." - Francis Bacon
Gardening is the purest of human pleasures. – Francis Bacon

"Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years." - Anon
Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years. – Anon

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Don’t judge each day by the harvest your reap, but by the seeds you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson

May

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

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

“Gardens are poems. Where you stroll with your hands in your pockets." Pierre Albert-Birot
Gardens are poems. Where you stroll with your hands in your pockets. – Pierre Albert-Birot

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A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars. ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

"A man of words and not deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds." - Percy B Green
A man of words and not deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds. – Percy B Green

June

Live each day as if it were your last, and garden as though you will live forever. -Scottish proverb
Live each day as if it were your last, and garden as though you will live forever. – Scottish proverb

"Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration." - Lou Erickson, cartoonist and illustrator 1913-1990
Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration. – Lou Erickson, cartoonist and illustrator 1913-1990

Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts. --Author Unknown
Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts. -Author Unknown

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Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it – Rumi