About Me

I am A Chartered Certified Accountant who does a bit of gardening.
The Pictures of the flowering and non-flowering plants, fruits, vegetables, culinary & aromatic herbs
in this blog are of my garden.
Most of my garden collections are driven by the Fs: They either Flower, have a Fragrance, provide Flavor, bring Fruit, Food or are air Freshening.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Gardening Quotes

I have come across very interesting garden quotes. It just wows me to realize that in spite of passage of time and difference in geographical locations with the authors, I feel that I resonate with some of the quotes. Below are some of my favorite garden quotes
  • If you would be happy your whole life long, become a gardener. ~Chinese proverb 
  • Where flowers bloom, so does hope.~Lady bird Johnson
  • If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.~Robert Brault
  • The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation, It becomes an obsession. ~Phyllis McGinley
  • More than anything, I must have flowers, always, always.~Claude Monet
  • Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.~Author Unknown
  • A garden is the best alternative therapy.~Germaine Greer
  • Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.~Albert Enstein
  • The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there.~George Bernard
  • Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.~Alfred Austin
  • We need to find God, and He cannot be found in the noise and restlessness. God is a friend of silence.See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence, see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence....we need silence to be able to touch souls. ~Mother Teresa
  • God writes the gospel not in the bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Martin Luther
  • I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in.~George Washington Carver
  • When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one and a lily with the other.~ Chinese proverb
  • One is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth.~Dorothy Gumey
  • As a gardener, I'm among those who believe that much of God's existence has been planted.~Robert Brault
  • From the earth we were formed, To the earth we return. And in between, we garden.~Nelson Eddy
  • Kind hearts are the garden, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the blossoms, Kind deeds are the fruits. ~John Ruskin 
  • God almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. ~Francis Bacon
  • Nothing is more completely the child of art than a garden. ~Sir Walter Scott
  • At the heart of gardening there is a belief in the miraculous. ~  
  • Who has learned to garden who did not at the same time learn to be patient. ~ 
  • To forget to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.~ Mohandas Gandhi
  • The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look to doing something better than they have ever done before~Vita Sackville-West