Best Quotes About Gardening

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. -Charles Dudley Warner

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. -Alfred Austin

I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. -Phyllis Theroux

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. -Alfred Austin

I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees – just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it. -Sean Bean

I love a lot of things, and I'm pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I'd be an obsessive hairdresser. -Gates McFadden

All gardening is landscape painting. -William Kent

Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening. -Tina Charles

Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama. -J. M. Roberts

My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby. I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house, I love cooking. -Susan Hampshire

I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening. -Ken Thompson

The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London. -Jeremy Northam

My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats. -Juliet Mills

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

I don't hold that everybody has to love fashion. Some people like gardening. -Steven Cojocaru

Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable. -Gary Miller

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening. -Alexander Smith

I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one. -Luis Barragan

I'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock. -Carolyn Murphy

You should make something. You should bring something into the world that wasn't in the world before. It doesn't matter what it is. It doesn't matter if it's a table or a film or gardening-everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say, 'I did that.' -Ricky Gervais

I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing… getting back to reality. -Adam Ant

I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens. -Elton John

My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening – corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year. -Emanuel Steward

I've come to recognize what I call my 'inside interests.' Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer. -Jane Pauley

I'm pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I'm doing something constructive. -Simon Baker

Somebody informed me recently that the key to every art, from writing to gardening to sculpture, is creativity. I beg to differ. -Roy Blount, Jr.

I do the gardening. -Ken Livingstone

My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society. -Andrew Weil

Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite – it is, or should be, a central, basic expression of human life. -Andrew Weil

I am a particular fan of integrative exercise – that is, exercise that occurs in the course of doing some productive activity such as gardening, bicycling to work, doing home improvement projects and so on. -Andrew Weil

I like gardening – it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. -Alice Sebold

One of the least arduous but most productive of gardening jobs, the magic of deadheading never fails to delight me. It was a revelation when the principle was explained to me: that flowers are the attempt by the plant to reproduce itself. So if you cut the heads off before the flower turns into seeds, the plant will continue to flower. -Tom Hodgkinson

I could happily lean on a gate all the livelong day, chatting to passers-by about the wind and the rain. I do a lot of gate-leaning while I am supposed to be gardening; instead of hoeing, I lean on the gate, stare at the vegetable beds and ponder. -Tom Hodgkinson

In many ways, theatre is more rewarding for a writer. I used to think it was like painting a wall – that when the play is finished, it's done – but now I realise it's more like gardening; you plant the thing, then you have to constantly tend it. You're part of a thing that's living. -Lee Hall

I think we all have a dream of what it would be like not to work and grow heirloom tomatoes, and I do have that dream. It would be lovely. I do love gardening and all of that, but I do love my work. -Helen Mirren

It's true that I have a wide range of interests. I like to write and paint and make music and go walking on my own and garden. In fact, gardening is probably what I enjoy doing more than anything else. -Viggo Mortensen

Cell culture is a little like gardening. You sit and you look at cells, and then you see something and say, 'You know, that doesn't look right'. -Siddhartha Mukherjee

I am not quite Martha Stewart, but I do like cooking and gardening. -Dennis Basso

I have an armchair interest in gardening, but I don't like to get my knees dirty. I don't have a garden. -Nick Cave

There is some risk to increase birth defects if you do a lot of outdoor gardening when you are pregnant. That can increase rates of toxoplasmosis. -Emily Oster

It's my observation that gardeners and gardening for a very long time have had to take a back seat. Architects are very famous; they've got huge projects. What goes on in and around them has been relegated to a very minor role. -Robert Irwin

I read, go for walks and I love to garden. My hands are such a mess. People think I should have movie star hands, but they're just gardening ones. Always slightly grubby and with a bit of dirt under the fingernails. -Amanda Donohoe

The English may love gardening and fishing, but they have never struck me as being close to nature. Their way of expression is 'the hollyhocks are awfully good' sort of thing, all done in very good taste. The savagery of nature is something they don't dwell upon. -Denholm Elliott

When I go into the garden, I forget everything. It's uncomplicated in my world of gardening. It's trial and error, really. If something doesn't work, it comes out, and you start all over again. -Emilia Fox

If I'm in the country, my big idea is to do nothing. It means talking, it means cooking with the leftovers in the fridge – l'art d'accommoder les restes – it means gardening. -Christian Louboutin

I'm really into gardening. -Brea Grant

I grew up at my grandmother's house, and she had a beautiful garden. I used to hate mowing the lawn and weeding, which is what you do when you're a kid. I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. -Elton John

At home, I relax by gardening, or just pottering. -Jennifer Saunders

Clarity is the most important thing. I can compare clarity to pruning in gardening. You know, you need to be clear. If you are not clear, nothing is going to happen. You have to be clear. Then you have to be confident about your vision. And after that, you just have to put a lot of work in. -Diane von Furstenberg

I'm mad about gardening. I have an allotment on the other side of Hampstead Heath, and I keep three hens in my garden. -Deborah Moggach

My life is gardening, cleaning around the house and power washing. -J. B. Smoove

Living in New York after 14 years, I'm such an outdoors kind of person. I love gardening and building things. I like restoring old furniture. -Paige Butcher

I adore gardening and plan to take it up properly when I have a bit more time on my hands. Until then, I love pottering in garden centres. I'm totally low maintenance. I don't ask for fancy plants, just basic, long-lasting shrubs that look nice. But I am particular about flowers. -Shilpa Shetty

Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history. -David Chang

I still love farming and gardening and things like that in the summertime. -Blake Shelton

I don't see my artist friends as any more neurotic or addiction-prone than the others. The roommates I have had who were into triathlons or environmentalism were just as crazy as the poets, just as prone to tears over gardening or air conditioners, just as ready to kite a cheque or binge on cookie dough. -Russell Smith

I am so longing to be domestic,, cooking stew, gardening, hopefully having some children, painting, sitting still in one place. -Eve Best

I like the physical activity of gardening. It's kind of thrilling. I do a lot of weeding. -John Hurt

Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers. -Hillary Clinton

The profession I have keeps dragging me into drama and taking me away from baking, flowering and gardening. -Lykke Li

A generation before, it had been sagebrush and coyotes; a generation later, it was a burgeoning movie town. But for that brief idyllic time in 1910, Hollywood looked like the perfect place for a successful writer to settle down, build his dream house, and maybe do some gardening. -Kage Baker

Exercise your creative muscles all the time, either through classes or through other artistic avenues like painting or dancing or even gardening, staying active and being creative so that when opportunities do come up, you are in a position to take advantage of them. -Tom Irwin

I cannot remember a time when I was not interested in both gardening and painting. I must have been born with a trowel in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. -Emma Tennant

Because I am really interested in gardening, I do really interesting plants, not even always flowers. And because I have grown them, I really know them like friends. I paint everything from exotic orchids to rosehips growing wild in a hedge. They just have to speak to me. -Emma Tennant

I've never really understood the criticism that climbing is inherently selfish, since it could equally be argued about virtually any other hobby or sport. Is gardening selfish? -Alex Honnold

Software is like gardening – one day I'll go behind the shed and clean up. But if nobody ever goes there, does it matter a lot? -Mike Krieger

Perhaps the CDC should quit spending money on things like jazzercise, urban gardening, and massage therapy and direct that money to where it's appropriate in protecting the health of the American people. -Cory Gardner

There's something about beautiful moments in sports that alters our experience of time. And I'd say the same thing about poetry and gardening. Gardening slows me down. I want to stop and observe everything. -Ross Gay

Very early, I thought I would go into music, but I was aware that it would bring a set of obstacles I didn't find particularly attractive. Also, I'm not a great performer! For a while, I thought I would do something in landscape gardening. But it was always fashion for me. -Stella McCartney

As I grew steadily more comfortable in the kitchen, I found that, much like gardening, most cooking manages to be agreeably absorbing without being too demanding intellectually. It leaves plenty of mental space for daydreaming and reflection. -Michael Pollan

I love Michel Roux, Jr., and James Martin – the chefs who are experts in their own right, like Rick Stein on fish. But I don't watch them very much because I don't think it's fair for my husband to be in a total food environment all the time! So we watch programmes about gardening more. -Mary Berry

Without doubt, without hesitation, I choose gardening over the gym. I can't stand going to the gym. It doesn't appeal to me at all. Give me gardening every time. -Mary Berry

My partner loves gardening and beekeeping and chickens and all that stuff. -Jillian Michaels

I came to London. I spent nine months doing domestic work and gardening because I knew I wanted to get a West End show. So, when I was offered jobs in Stoke or Leicester or whatever, I'd say no. Eventually, I got 'Godspell.' It was gently building. -Jeremy Irons

I like to encourage people interested in gardening or planting to begin with a simple herb garden. Even if you live in a small apartment, you can have some herb pots. -Anna Getty

I find myself listening to Talk Talk on repeat while I'm doing gardening in upstate New York. Their music is so languid, and I just love his voice. -Parker Posey

I love gardening, and I love cooking. I love things like that. I love creating things. -Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Mid-afternoon, I'll go out and do the household errands, come home, do my gardening, go for an evening walk. -Diana Gabaldon

I think in the same way when I'm cooking, when I'm gardening, when I'm choosing fabrics. It's a way of living. -Dries van Noten

I'm not a gardener. I don't have the consistency for gardening, and I have barely enough for an orchard. I don't embarrass myself. You have to be there tending and weeding. With orchards, you can go through negligent periods and recover. -Bill Pullman

I'm huge on spring and summer gardening. I'm really proud of my perennial beds. That's a passion of mine. -Steve Zahn

I've always loved the woods, and I've always loved gardening and a lot of solitude and quiet. -Lizz Wright

My parents were/are straight-edge hippies. Mom roamed around gardening so we would have fresh food, and Dad was on wood-chopping duty to heat our passive solar home that they figured out how to design and build together. I was the kid with green peppers in my lunch, and I liked them! -Tara Stiles

I like gardening. -Sophie Okonedo

I like to keep fit, and when not gardening or singing solo or in a choir, I cycle, play tennis, swim, dance, and practise yoga. -Jane Hawking

I spend as much time as I can in my garden, and if I'm not writing songs or gardening, I'm painting. -Chris Rea

I really cherish my time at home. As you know, I love my husband so much, but he's always doing everything for me out here to keep me rolling forward. But I don't get to do near enough for him. So when I'm at home, I like to cook for him and do some gardening – all that wife-y kinda stuff, you know? -Beth Hart

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