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28 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Get Back Into The Garden


Do you find yourself gazing out the window at your backyard garden? This is a sure sign that you’re ready to start planting, weeding, and watering again. I found some quotes that will help inspire you to create a memorable garden this year. Take a look!

  1. “The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” (Gertrude Jekyll)
  2. “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” (Claude Monet)
  3. “Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.” (Marcelene Cox)
  4. “You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.” (Unknown)
  5. “It was such a pleasure to stick one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.” (Kate Morton)
  6. “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” (Margaret Atwood)
  7. “I know the pleasure of pulling up root vegetables. They are solvable mysteries.” (Novella Carpenter)
  8. “An optimistic gardener is one who believes that whatever goes down must come up.” (Leslie Hall)
  9. “A weed is but an unloved flower.” (Ella Wheeler Wilcox)
  10. “My extravagance is my garden; it’s the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure.” (Ina Garten)
  11. “Gardening is a profession of hope.” (Brian Brett)
  12. “One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.” (W.E. Johns)
  13. “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body but the soul.” (Alfred Austin)
  14. “I like gardening. It’s a place where I find myself when I want to lose myself.” (Alice Sebold)
  15. “When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.” (Minnie Aumonier)
  16. “Half the interest of the garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.” (Mrs. C.W. Earle)
  17. “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts when eating a homegrown tomato.” (Lewis Grizzard)
  18. “There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” (Janet Kilburn Phillips)
  19. “My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view.” (H. Fred Dale)
  20. “In the night the cabbages catch at the moon, the leaves drip silver, the rows of cabbages are series of little silver waterfalls in the moon.” (Carl Sandburg)
  21. “I’ve always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend.” (C.Z. Guest)
  22. “Gardeners learn by trowel and error.” (Unknown)
  23. “Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint and soil and sky as canvas.” (Elizabeth Murray)
  24. “A garden is a friend you can visit any time.” (Unknown)
  25. “All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.” (Helen Hayes)
  26. “Gardening requires a lot of water, most of it in the form of perspiration.” (Lou Erickson)
  27. “It’s a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.” (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  28. “Sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste.” (Shakespeare)

If you feel inspired by these quotes, I suggest you grab a piece of paper and start drawing up a plan for what will go where in your spring garden. Use different colored pencils to map out the sections in your garden. Most importantly, get excited about springtime!

Thanks for reading. – Alan

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