Growth takes time. Be patient. And while you're waiting, pull a weed. - Emilie Barnes

A garden is the best alternative therapy - Germaine Greer

Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it.
When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed. -  Lewis Gannit

Gardening requires lots of water... most of it in the form of perspiration.  - Lou Erickson

I'm not really a career person. I'm a gardener, basically - George Harrison

I suppose that for most people one of the darker joys of gardening is that once you've
got started it's not at all hard to find someone who knows a little bit less than you. -  Allen Lacy

I do not know the names of all the weeds and plants, I have to do as Adam did in his garden... I name things as I find them.
- Charles Dudley Warner

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.  ~Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 1871

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.  ~ Mirabel Osl

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.  ~Hanna Rion

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.  My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.  The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.  ~Abram L. Urban

It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.  ~James Douglas,Down Shoe Lane

When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside, too.  ~Linda Solegato

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.  ~Lindley Karstens,

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is,
I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
~Robert Bridges, "Testament of Beauty"

No two gardens are the same.  No two days are the same in one garden.  ~Hugh Johnson

Coffee.  Garden.  Coffee.  Does a good morning need anything else?  ~Betsy Cañas

It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional.  ~Robert Brault,

In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there.  To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe.  I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels.