An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life
-- Cora Lea Bell
Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment
to a community. When people plant corn they are saying,
let's stay here. And by their connection to the land,
they are connected to one another.
-- Anne Raver
You don't have a garden just for yourself.Ý You have it to share.
-- Augusta Carter
How can those who do not garden, who have no lot in the great fraternity of those who watch the changing year as it affects the earth and its growth, how can they keep warm their hearts in winter?
-- Francis King
The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied.Ý They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before.
-- Vita Sackville-West
I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal, to honor the earth, to leave a mark. Through gardening, we feel whole as we make our personal work of art upon our land.
-- Julie Moir Messervy
Where flowers bloom so does hope.
-- Lady Bird Johnson,
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
-- Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
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.
-- Abram L. Urban