Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
Zora Neale Hurston
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.
Dixie Lee Ray
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
Charles Dudley Warner
Garden as though you will live forever.
A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
To dwell is to garden.
Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good.
I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies?
I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.
All gardening is landscape painting.
The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.