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There are lots of great garden quotes out there. Here are just a few collected together for you.
Some are short and sweet little phrases that would fit perfectly on a garden sign or plaque, others are longer and can be attributed to a particular person (usually a gardener) with their wisdom and passion shining through.
Quite often, they're used in gardening and plant books to introduce each chapter. They are also commonly found as images with a beautiful picture overlaid with the quote.
There are lots out there for almost any use. This selection is just a tiny fraction of what's out there.
Where possible, I've included the original source but so many of these have been lost to history.
Thymeis of the essence
How Thymeflies when you’re having fun
There’sno Thyme like the present
Gardenersknow the best dirt
Alwaystry to grow in your garden some plant or plants out of the ordinary,something your neighbors never attempted. For you can receiveno greater flattery than to have a gardener of equal intelligencestand before your plant and ask, 'What is that?' ~ RichardsonWright
Whengardeners garden, it is not just plants that grow, but the gardenersthemselves ~ Ken Druse
The mostnoteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic,always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always lookforward to doing something better than they have ever done before ~ Vita Sackville-West,1892 – 1962
If I'mever reborn, I want to be a gardener— there's too much to dofor one lifetime! ~ KarlFoerster
So manyseeds -- so little time
Allgardeners live in beautiful places, because they make them so ~ Joseph Joubert
It's asign of wisdom that seeds don't squander their energy all at once,instead calmly waiting until the time is right. Seeds aren't stupid ~ Midas Dekkers' The Way of All Flesh' in'Romance of Ruins' "
'Therecan be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were tocreep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.'~ Mirabel Osler
'Mostgardeners are daunted, not dumb' ~ Felder Rushing
'Iperhaps owe having become a painter to flowers' ~ Claude Monet
What aman needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. ~ Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 1871
Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form ofperspiration. ~ Lou Erickson
The bestfertilizer is the gardener's shadow. ~ Author Unknown
Greenfingers are the extension of a verdant heart. ~ Russell Page
Don'twear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated bybees. ~ Anne Raver
OldGardeners never die, they just go to seed.
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