Favorite garden quote

KgulinoFebruary 17, 2001

I've bookmarked this site, I love garden quotes. Here's one of my favorites:

"Who loves a garden, still his Eden keeps.

Kgulino

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RBS

Just found this great quote, then needed a thread to post it on -- this one sounds good!
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To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds and watch their renewal of life -- this is the commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do.
-Charles Dudley Warner, author, editor, and publisher (1829-1900)
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    Bookmark   May 30, 2001 at 1:10PM
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Judye

I received a card for my birthday that said:

"We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and
in-between we garden!"

(Quote credit: from a toast by Nelson Eddy.)

Thought you'd relate to the sentiment too.
Enjoy! Judye

    Bookmark   June 21, 2001 at 10:52AM
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Fay-TN-z7

A favorite of mine is:
No poet I've heard of has written an ode to a load of manure. Somebody should, and I'm not trying to be funny. - Ruth Stout, author of Mulch-No-Work Garden Book(1971)

    Bookmark   June 22, 2001 at 12:24AM
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Nigella(9a-steamy)

Oh wow, look at the gem I've found! Thank you, Faye, I've been trying to remember Ruth Stout's name for years!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2002 at 12:50AM
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Nigella(9a-steamy)

Oh, I should add, my favorite garden quote is "Look for me, I'm around somewhere."

    Bookmark   September 17, 2002 at 12:52AM
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mrskjun(9)

My favorite has to be, "One is closer to God in the garden, than anywhere else on earth", He was the first gardener. :)

    Bookmark   September 17, 2002 at 5:46AM
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happygardening(z6 CT)

Gardening is the highest form of art. It is 3rd dimensional and touches all your senses......
:0)

    Bookmark   September 30, 2002 at 7:52AM
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Wildflower_GA(7GA)

LIFE'S A GARDEN...DIG IT!!
MAY ALL YOUR WEEDS BE WILDFLOWERS

    Bookmark   October 16, 2002 at 11:36PM
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eken9966(z8 AL)

Who plants a seed beneath the sod, and waits to see believes in God.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2002 at 9:55PM
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babzclare

"And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins."

A.C. Swineburne(1837-1909)
At Parting

    Bookmark   October 17, 2002 at 11:17PM
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GardenGhost

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have freedom, sunshine, and a little flower." Hans Christian Anderson

"Weeds have rights too, ya know!"

"Rainy days come so the housework can get done."

"What the caterpillar sees as the end of its life, the butterfly knows is only the beginning."

"My neighbors don't recognize me by my face, but they know my butt well."

"Come into my garden; my flowers want to see you."

Casper

    Bookmark   October 28, 2002 at 11:08PM
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MeMyselfAndI(5/6 central OH)

Don't know who said it, but I love: "A weed is just a plant in the wrong place."

And I don't know who said this, either: "Anyone can count the seeds in a flower, but only God can count the flowers in a seed."

And I've got to pay tribute to that thing they say every time you're looking at a shrub or ornamental tree. I don't know who said it first, but some real famous words are, "It gets bigger, but you can keep it trimmed back if you want."

    Bookmark   October 29, 2002 at 9:18AM
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pricem11(z7 NC)

I always liked what Voltaire said in Candide, "Il faut cultiver son jardin. -- One just needs to cultivate one's garden". Kinda says a lot doesn't it?

    Bookmark   October 30, 2002 at 11:21AM
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Larkie Martin

"If you have 2 loaves of bread
Sell one and buy flowers...
For although bread nourishes the body...
Flowers nourish the soul"....

    Bookmark   November 1, 2002 at 10:20AM
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Adele(z7WA)

Gardening is a way of showing you believe in tomorrow.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2002 at 6:17PM
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nwroselady

"There are no green thumbs or black thumbs. There are only gardeners and non-gardeners. Gardeners are the ones who ruin after ruin get on with the high defiance of nature herself, creating, in the very face of her chaos and tornado, the bower of roses and the pride of irises. It sonds very well to garden a 'natural way.' You may see the natural way in any desert, any swamp, any leech-filled laurel hell. Defiance, on the other hand, is what makes gardeners."

Henry Mitchell, "On the Defiance of Gardeners", from The Essential Earthman.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2002 at 12:31AM
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yacheryl

I have a needlepoint picture that states:
"One day I shall burst my bud of calm and blossom into hysteria"
----- It makes me smile.

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The other is not a quote, it's the song by Louis Armstrong -What a Wonderful World.
I have written the first verse out on my patio under my swing.
------ I makes me appreciative.
......cheryl

Here is a link that might be useful: under my swing

    Bookmark   November 11, 2002 at 1:15PM
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trianglejohn

"Nature - that place where large birds fly about, uncooked!" claimed to be from Oscar Wilde but I haven't been able to locate it in any of his quote books.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2002 at 10:32AM
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phlip

I love this one, 'Gardening - something healthy if one can straighten up afterwards!', also 'Trespassers will be Composted'!!!!

    Bookmark   November 18, 2002 at 4:47AM
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galileo(z5 MA)

Gardening is a process, not a product--I don't know who said it.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2002 at 3:20PM
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oriole6(9b)

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.

Poem by:
Dorothy Franes Blomfield Gurney
1858-1932
English poet who also authored the hymn,
"O Perfect Love"

    Bookmark   December 5, 2002 at 3:40PM
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sunhat(z6)

A little dirt never hurt

    Bookmark   December 10, 2002 at 11:43AM
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suzie_q864(z7NYLongIsland)

I like this one:

The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic,
always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward
to doing something better than they have ever done before.
- Vita Sackville-West, 1892 - 1962

Suzie

    Bookmark   December 10, 2002 at 7:50PM
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ohiovalleygal(z6KY)

Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts.
- anon

God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.
- J.M. Barrie

Who has learned to garden who did not at the same time learn to be patient? - H.L.V. Fletcher

Gardens are a form of autobiography.- Sidney Eddison

And lastly, my personal favorite:

Gardening is an outlet for fanaticism, violence, love and rationality without their worst side.
- Geoffrey Charlesworth

    Bookmark   December 17, 2002 at 1:07PM
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junkmanme(z5 N. NM, USA)

"Come. Let me show you my garden"

by
Me

It must be my favorite quote because I'm always saying it.

Ha-Ha!
Junkmanme

    Bookmark   December 30, 2002 at 8:22AM
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Jellybean(1b/2a)

"someone once said God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December"
James M. Barrie

Annie

    Bookmark   January 1, 2003 at 12:38PM
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anitaz6(NE Okla)

"The seed of a gardner is one which,
once sown, never dies."
Rosemary Verey

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leoness(Nebraska)

god made dirt , dirt dont hurt.

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philofriend(z5 Central MO)

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

    Bookmark   January 10, 2003 at 10:44AM
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MichaelL(Spokane6b)

"GROW, dammit!"

    Bookmark   January 16, 2003 at 1:59AM
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Maggie M.(z7 Sunset7 CA Sierra Foothills)

Similar post over on GW's Accoutrements forum - different sayings and I found some great ones there too!

Here is a link that might be useful: Gardenweb Garden Accoutrements Post/Sayings

    Bookmark   January 16, 2003 at 1:01PM
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perennial_woman(z8 AZ)

Thomas Jefferson said, "Although an old man, I am but a young gardener."

    Bookmark   January 17, 2003 at 2:36PM
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ronda_in_carolina

I bought my mother an ingraved rock that says:

Bloom Dammit!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2003 at 3:31PM
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ladeebug

how about GARDEN OF WEEDIN or FREE WEEDS, YOU PICK !!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2003 at 8:56AM
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quiltguy154(5-6 PA)

From the sublime: "If thou hast a loaf of bread, sell half and with the dole, buy hyacinths to feed the soul." To the ridiculous: "You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think." (My apologies for the latter, it's not mine but comes from Dorothy Parker) The former i believe is from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2003 at 6:55PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

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

c.d. warner 1870
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plow deep while sluggards sleep.

b. franklin

    Bookmark   February 11, 2003 at 10:37PM
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Tekwriter

My favorite:

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.

Another I love: Flowers are love's truest language.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2003 at 4:57PM
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Rhus_toxi(z6MO)

Don't join a gym, take up gardening.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2003 at 10:15PM
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moko(z6AR)

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

Henry D. Thoreau

    Bookmark   February 21, 2003 at 1:56AM
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ladykemma(texas)

"Plant it with the green side up"
---- author unknown

    Bookmark   March 27, 2003 at 10:16AM
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AuntShonie

Dirt is cheap, but soil can get expensive.
--Lark Foster, plant artist

    Bookmark   March 28, 2003 at 11:48PM
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mush(Nia. Ont.)

Gardener's Recipe

One part soil...
Two parts water...
Three parts Wishful Thinking!

    Bookmark   March 30, 2003 at 2:25PM
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nickel_kg(7)

'It is never wise to disregard the sagacity of those who did not learn their lore from books.' -- Vita Sackville-West

'Well I wish I had me
One million dollars
One million, to call my own
I would raise me,
I'd say "grow for me baby"
raise me, a tobacco farm' -- Joe Strummer

'I don't remember planting this' -- garden plaque given to me by my smart-aleck aunt!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2003 at 6:19PM
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Willow_6(zone 7)

Hope you enjoy these.

Enjoy the spring time of your youth, to some good angel leave the rest,
for time will teach thee soon the truth,
there are no birds in last years nest.

Get down upon your bended knees,
God stands before you in these trees.

I find gardening a very humbling experience, thus the reason for always being on my knees.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2003 at 11:03PM
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Nigella(9a-steamy)

Here's a cute poem I came across years ago, written by Geoffrey B. Charlesworth, in Horticulture Magazine:

WHY DID MY PLANT DIE?

You walked too close. You trod on it. You dropped a piece of sod on it.

You hoed it down. You weeded it.

You planted it the wrong way up. You grew it in a yogurt cup.

But you forgot to make a hole. The soggy compost took its toll.

September storm. November drought. It heaved in March, the roots popped out.

You watered it with herbicide. You scattered bone meal far and wide.

Attracted local omnivores, who ate your plant and stayed for more.

You left it baking in the sun, while you departed on the run, to find a spade.

Perhaps a trowel. Meanwhile the plant threw in the towel.

You planted it with crown too high. The soil washed off, that explains why.

Too high pH. It hated lime. Alas, it needs a gentler clime.

You left the root ball wrapped in plastic. You broke the roots. They're not elastic.

You splashed the plant with motor oil. You should do something to your soil.

Too rich. Too poor. Such wretched tilth. Your soil is clay. Your soil is filth.

Your plant was eaten by a slug. The growing point contained a bug.

These aphids are controlled by ants. Who milk the juice, it kills the plants.

In early spring, your garden's mud. You walked around! That's not much good.

With heat and light you hurried it. You worried it. You buried it.

The poor plant missed the mountain air. No heat, no summer bugs up there.

You overfed it 10-10-10. Forgot to water it again.

You hit it sharply with the hose. You used a can without a rose.

Perhaps you sprinkled from above. You should have talked to it with love.

The nursery mailed it without roots. You killed it with those gardening boots.

You walked too close. You trod on it. You dropped a piece of sod on it.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2003 at 1:24AM
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galileo(z5 MA)

If thou of fortune be bereft
And of thy store there be but left
Two loaves, sell one and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed the soul.

That's the way I wrote it down forty years ago--it scans better than some versions.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2003 at 12:07PM
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nadd2(z4WI)

"A perennial is any plant which, had it lived, would have bloomed year after year."

Can't remember where it's from.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2003 at 1:47PM
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Wendy_the_Pooh(z5/6 NY)

I just found this one from our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln:
"I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow."

He would've made a great candidate for GardenWeb!
Didn't he also say, "God must love the common weed, he made so many of them"?
and "A perennial divided against itself cannot fail"? ;-)

Wendy

    Bookmark   April 16, 2003 at 6:21PM
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Growin_Crazy

I have this on a plaque in my living room. When I was 23, I bought the saying on a sheet of paper, burned the edges, and shellaced it to the plaque.

"If you want to be happy for an hour, get drunk.
If you want to be happy for three days, get married.
If you want to be happy for eight days, kill your pig and eat it.
But if you want to be happy forever, become a gardener." --Chinese Proverb

    Bookmark   April 20, 2003 at 7:15PM
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Wendy_the_Pooh(z5/6 NY)

"The garden is a proper place for the soul, where concerns of the soul for beauty, contemplation, quiet, and observance take complete precedence over the busier concerns of daily life." - George Meredith

"Like a gardener, I believe that what goes down must come up." - Lynwood L. Giacomini

"How describe the delicate thing that happens when a brilliant insect alights on a flower?
Words, with their weight, fall upon the picture like birds of prey." - Jules Renard

"Earth knows no desolution. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay." - George Meredith

"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today." - Chinese Proverb

    Bookmark   April 21, 2003 at 11:57PM
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beagler1776(z6MD)

My favorite, now painted on a large sign soon to be hung over my potting bench...
"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads."
- Henry David Thoreau

You've also reminded me of a brass sign I'd put in our raised beds last year, and now think DH must have scooped out when we dismantled them for the winter. (I'd better go check the compost pile, lol) It was something like;
"He who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see, believes in God."

I've found a lot of other great ones in my favorite garden decor book, "Mary Englebriet's Outdoor Companion."

THANKS SO MUCH to all you talented & creative "posters" for providing so much information, ideas & inspiration to this "lurker."

    Bookmark   April 22, 2003 at 2:48PM
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Sandra Seybold Susko

Grow where youÂre planted.

San

    Bookmark   April 30, 2003 at 2:23AM
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klimkm(z5)

"Sure, and may there be a road before you and it bordered with roses, the likes of which have ne'er been smelt or seen before, for the warm fine color and the great sweetness that is on them.

- An Irish Blessing.

Got this from a rose catalog years ago, don't know where they got it but it's lovely.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2003 at 2:40PM
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perennial_woman(z8 AZ)

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Marcus Tullius Cicero (He died 43 B.C.)

    Bookmark   May 6, 2003 at 1:28PM
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diannp

A friend got me a pillow that says:
Gardeners have all the good dirt. ;)

    Bookmark   May 6, 2003 at 2:14PM
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PaddleHike_VA_Z7

Never walk so fast that you cannot stop and smell the flowers and never stand still so long that you get stung on the rear by a bee!

    Bookmark   May 8, 2003 at 10:16PM
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Violet_Girl(z9a TX)

"Make Hay while the sun shines."

    Bookmark   May 16, 2003 at 11:36PM
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daisydolphin(7b GA)

"Don't bend over in the garden, Grandma, them 'taters got eyes!"

    Bookmark   May 19, 2003 at 1:36PM
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old_ginger(z8 AL)

"All bliss
Consists in this:
To do as Adam did."

--Thomas Traherne (17th c.)

    Bookmark   May 21, 2003 at 5:10PM
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GardenBC(Zone8)

"If Eve had had a spade and known what to do with it, we should not have had all that sad business about the apple"
Elizabeth van Arnium

    Bookmark   May 22, 2003 at 2:10AM
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Leeanne

A Flower is a Leaf Gone Mad With Love....

    Bookmark   May 22, 2003 at 12:56PM
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MeMyselfAndI(5/6 central OH)

Saw this on a bumper sticker today:

Live like you'll die tomorrow BUT
garden like you'll live forever!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2003 at 4:24PM
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Wendy_the_Pooh(z5/6 NY)

For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm.
- Edwin Way Teale

    Bookmark   May 22, 2003 at 9:25PM
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LINDAROSE36(z7GA)

I like this. I read it on some website.
"If I'd wanted and easy-care garden, I would have planted weeds"

    Bookmark   May 27, 2003 at 5:28PM
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eliza_ann

My dad's favourite...You are closer to God in a flower garden than in all the churches on earth.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2003 at 7:33PM
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rcontreras(7b NGa)

These are all wonderful! One of my favorites is from Thomas Jefferson:
"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."

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

    Bookmark   May 28, 2003 at 11:14PM
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catahoula(NE Alabama)

I like .......A weed is a free spirited flower

    Bookmark   May 29, 2003 at 10:06PM
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SusanC(9b/10a Sunset 17)

I like:

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
Tomorrow will be dying

-Robert Herrick

...and I quote this old saying regarding perennials and shrubs all the time:

"The first year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year they leap."

    Bookmark   June 1, 2003 at 1:28PM
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dak513(z6 OH)

Let dreamers dream what worlds they please;
Those Edens can't be found.
The sweetest flowers, the fairest trees
Are grown in solid ground.
We're neither pure nor wise nor good;
We'll do the best we know;
We'll build our house, and chop our wood,
And make our garden grow.
-Richard Wilbur

    Bookmark   June 3, 2003 at 8:37PM
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sylviatexas1

A little seed lay in the ground, and soon began to sprout.
"Now which of the flowers all around", it mused, "shall I turn out?"
"The lily's face is fair & proud, but just a trifle cold.
"The rose, I think, is rather loud, & then, it's fashion-old."
& so it mused the livelong day, this supercilious seed,
til it emerged one day in may and found itself-
a weed!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2003 at 8:43PM
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jonpen(Zone8MS)

"Speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee."
-----The Old Testament, Job 12:8

"One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh;
but the earth abideth forever."
-----The Old Testament, Ecclesiastes 1:4

"As you sow, so will you reap."
-----The New Testament, Galatians 6:7

"Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade."
-----Rudyard Kipling

"When the root is deep,there is no reason to fear the wind."
----Chinese Proverb

"Let your prayers for a good crop be short,
and your hoeing be long."
-----Albanian Proverb

    Bookmark   June 4, 2003 at 12:36AM
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Growin_Crazy

I just remembered something my instructor in college said when someone described potting soil as "dirt".

"Soil is what you grow plants in.
Dirt is what you wipe off your shoes before you enter the greenhouse."

    Bookmark   June 4, 2003 at 8:59PM
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wstkygirl(6)

Don't know if this counts as a gardening quote but I received it as an e-mail years ago and copied it, somehow it still sits near the keyboard cause I never knew what to do with it, this weekend I found a "word in stone" kit and I'm thinking about copying it into brick for a walkway:

Even that which is beautiful
can sometimes bring pain

So, to love from the heart
is to invite the rain

But to reach for the rose
you must fear not the thorn

To love from the soul
is to embrace the storm

what do you think?

wstkygirl, who has dealt with lots of rain and storms here lately

    Bookmark   June 23, 2003 at 3:36AM
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Wendy_the_Pooh(z5/6 NY)

Great poem, wstkygrl! How true it is. Ditto on the rain and storms. Today is all sunshine. I'm taking the day off to enjoy it, pick strawberries and play in the garden - sort of a "mental health" day.

Wendy (in upstate New York)

    Bookmark   June 23, 2003 at 9:48AM
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fishcookie(z9bCA Sunset 19)

This one is my personal favorite, although I cannot remember where I first read it:

The Dog is the only garden pest to be successfully domesticated."

    Bookmark   June 26, 2003 at 11:55PM
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valeriegail

Here's my contribution.

The Legend of the Raindrop
holds a lesson for us all
as it trembles in the heavens
wondering should it fall.
The glistening little raindrop
argues with the sky -
"I am beautiful and lovely
as I sparkle here on high."
"And hanging here I will become
part of the ranbow's hue;
and I'll shimmer like a diamond
for all the world to view."
But the heavens asked the raindrop,
"Why do you hesitate to go?
For you'll be far more beautiful
if you fall to earth below."
"For you will sink in the soil,
and be lost awhile from sight.
but when you reappear on earth
You'll be greeted with delight."
"For you will be the raindrop
that quenched the thirsty ground
and helped the lovely flowers
to blossom all around."
"And in your resurrection
You'll appear in queenly clothes,
in the beauty of the sky
and the fragrance of the rose."
"For nothing's ever lost,
nothing's ever gone for good,
but renews itself upon the earth
as God thought that it should."
"So trust God's mighty wisdom,
let yourself drop from the sky
and you will fall and rise again,
for nothing every dies."

author anonymous

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stitches216(8/9 Hou-Galv)

Leaf cathedrals take no tithes
but confessions of less worthy lives.
No question befits an answer this grand:
the usher-boys teach what we can't understand;
their parents are stewards of their hallowed land.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2003 at 1:58PM
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valeriegail

All perennials half price!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2003 at 4:10PM
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Mairzy_Dotes(zone 10)

I saw this on a stone at a nursery the other day:

"Love what you grow, and what you love will grow."

    Bookmark   July 2, 2003 at 1:09AM
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jkom51(Z9 CA/Sunset 17)

valeriegail, ROFL!! That is SO true for me as well.

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eileen1

"The Earth laughs in flowers"

    Bookmark   July 2, 2003 at 6:03PM
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ericmike

"What grows in a garden so lovely and rare, roses and dahlias and people grow there".

    Bookmark   November 28, 2003 at 10:37PM
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padraig_1(Florida 9a)

Most favorite:
"She's in there somewhere"
Husband

    Bookmark   December 2, 2003 at 7:53AM
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JoBloominGardens(Zone 5 NH)

padraig,

That's too funny!

How about:

I'd rather have roses on my table
than diamonds on my neck

I don't know all the names
of my flowers
but they don't seem to mind

Born to Garden but,
forced to work

God made rainy days
so some housework
will get done

Here lies the last guy
that trampled my flowers

A rose can say I love you
an orchid can enthrall
but a weed bouquet
in a chubby fist...
oh my that says it all

If Eve had a spade in that garden
and had known what to do with it,
we wouldn't have had
all that business about the apple

Jo
8-)

    Bookmark   December 2, 2003 at 6:21PM
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GibsonGirl

"Hope never dies in a real gardener's heart."

    Bookmark   December 2, 2003 at 10:21PM
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padraig_1(Florida 9a)

"This is my garden. Trespassers will be shot!. Gone for more bullets"

    Bookmark   December 4, 2003 at 11:09AM
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myaaagirls(z5 IN)

Mine is "All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so." - Joseph Joubert I love it because it is so true.

Steph

    Bookmark   December 4, 2003 at 1:28PM
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jkom51(Z9 CA/Sunset 17)

I told my husband I wanted a T-shirt from one of my mailorder catalogs that reads: "Plays in the dirt"

    Bookmark   December 4, 2003 at 5:19PM
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ocbird(9CA)

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.-- Joseph Addison

    Bookmark   December 17, 2003 at 2:25PM
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taylor_tx(zone 8 TX)

HE WHO SHARES THE JOY IN WHAT HE'S GROWN,
SPREADS JOY ABROAD, AND DOUBLES HIS OWN.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2004 at 7:13PM
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taylor_tx(zone 8 TX)

This is my favorite gardening poem:

A Week in the life of a Gardener's Spouse

She dug the plot on Monday-
The soil was rich and fine,
She forgot to thaw out dinner-
So we went out to dine...
She planted roses Tuesday-
She says they are a must,
They really are quite lovely,
But she forgot to dust...
On Wednesday it was daisies-
They opened up with the sun,
All whites and pinks and yellows-
But the laundry wasn't done...
The poppies came on Thursday-
A bright and cheery red,
I guess she really was engrossed-
She never made the bed...
It was violets on Friday-
In colors she adores,
It never bothered her at all-
All the crumbs upon the floors...
I hired a maid on Saturday-
My week is now complete,
My wife can garden all she wants-
The house will still be neat!
It's nearly lunchtime Sunday-
And I cannot find the maid,
Oh no! I don't believe it!
She's out there WITH THE SPADE!!!

    Bookmark   January 17, 2004 at 7:15PM
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sylviatexas1

"Water is God's gift to every living thing."

My great-uncle, Joe Moreland

    Bookmark   January 18, 2004 at 7:32PM
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sawdudetexas(z9 TX)

God did not make the world for us,but us for the world,to tend to his garden.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2004 at 1:40AM
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Adele(z7WA)

"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."......Eleanor Roosevelt

    Bookmark   January 21, 2004 at 10:48PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

My addition is above somewhere. I'm only back to say thanks to all of you for the wonderful read, thus far.

Al

    Bookmark   January 23, 2004 at 3:59PM
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Adele(z7WA)

In the tiny petal of a tiny flower
That grew from a tiny pod
Is the miracle and mystery
Of all creation and God

    Bookmark   February 5, 2004 at 2:35PM
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hannahholly

Thomas Jefferson, and I believe it goes..."Not a blade of grass springs uninteresting to me".

    Bookmark   February 5, 2004 at 9:17PM
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indylars(Indianapolis 5)

"Tom plant a seed is to believe in tommorrow"

    Bookmark   February 13, 2004 at 7:19PM
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ratherbegardening

My favorite that I have framed by the front door - A love of life begins in the garden.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2004 at 5:34AM
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shaolin(z5 NY)

A little studied negligence is becoming to a garden.

-Eleanor Perenyi

    Bookmark   April 3, 2004 at 9:01PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

"Do what you will, but remember, Mother Nature bats last!"

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 3:18PM
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