Name That Favorite Gardening Quote, or any favorite quote ...

quiltingfoxAugust 15, 2008

I am needing some favorite quotes for a woodburning project that I am doing for Christmas. So I would love to hear all your favorite quotes and please list the author of the quote. If you don't know the author then please list "author unknown" after the quote. Here's some I like:

"Life just blooms when your a gardener." author unknown

"One climbs highest who helps another up." author unknown

"The Lord bless you and keep you." Numbers 6:24

If there are websites with quotes would love to hear about them too. And if you know the author for the first 2 quotes above would love to know that too.

Enjoy this post,

quiltingfox

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jaleeisa(6b Oklahoma)

"Love is a flower planted by two." Unknown

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

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

"You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt." Author Unknown

Hope these help!

Kathy

    Bookmark   August 15, 2008 at 10:42PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I just saw this over at the KT Forum, and love it!

We cannot do everything at once but we can do something at once.
 Calvin Coolidge

Oh...not to nitpick, but it should be

"Life just blooms when you're (Short for you are) a gardener." author unknown

    Bookmark   August 16, 2008 at 10:22AM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

this is one that I live by and I don't know the author..

"LIFE is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, BUT rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out and proclaiming, "WOW WHAT A RIDE!!"

    Bookmark   August 16, 2008 at 11:38AM
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luvsgrtdanes

"There is no such thing as a green thumb...It's called an aching back and dirty fingernails"

Author...my dad!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2008 at 4:52PM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

Great thread! I have a few that I love!

"A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered" Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What's the use of a house if you don't have a decent planet to put it on?" Henry David Thoreau

"If there is magic on this planet, it is in the water" Loren Eisley

Rhonda

    Bookmark   August 16, 2008 at 10:03PM
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quiltingfox

I am enjoying this thread. And thank you Sue, bad typo on my part, glad you caught it. I look forward to more posts on this thread.

Best to all and thanks,
quiltingfox

    Bookmark   August 16, 2008 at 10:19PM
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sassybutterfly_2008(7 NorthWest GA)

A cute quote I saw on a garden stone this year was:

"These aren't really weeds.. just think of them as groundcover!" hehe

another was

"I don't remember planting this!"

:)

~Wendy

    Bookmark   August 16, 2008 at 10:59PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

I have the "I don't remember planting this" stone..seems I must say it alot. My mother bought it for me..."L"

    Bookmark   August 17, 2008 at 1:52PM
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janet1_2007

I love this!!!! Here is something I have been trying to figure out how to use is a craft project:

ALL I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE, I LEARNED FROM GARDENING

1. It's ok to be a late bloomer!
2. Always try to be outstanding in your field!
3. Remember it's important to branch out!
4. People with lawns have mow fun!
5. You always reap what you sow!
6. Weed out the annoyances in your life!
7. Some problems are prennials!
8. We all have our own row to hoe!

Aurthor unknown

If anyone has any suggestions , send them this way, Janet

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 10:46PM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

Here is a few that I found that I liked. I included a link to a search page that has a bunch of sites with quotes,I found that garden digest has an endless amount! :)

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

Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~Sydney Eddison, Horticulture magazine, August/September 1993

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. ~Author Unknown

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman

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

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 Osler

He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally
considered a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small
compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world
with a passion for flowers in his soul.
- Celia Thaxter

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
- Abraham Lincoln

Here is a link that might be useful: sites with gardening quotes

    Bookmark   August 21, 2008 at 11:11PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

You can't always get what you want. But if you try some time you might find you get what you need.

-Mick Jagger

    Bookmark   August 24, 2008 at 12:24AM
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nuthatch_mo(Z-6 MO)

1. In every seed sleeps a flower (author unknown)

  1. The Earth laughs in flowers (author unknown)
  2. Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses (George Herbert)
  3. There is a smiling summer here, which causes birds ot sing, and sets the bees in motion. (Emily Dickinson)
  4. Sing a song of seasons! Something bright in all: Flowers in the Summer, Fires in the fall. (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  5. Shed no tear! O shed no tear! The fower will bloom another year. Weep no more! Weep no more! Young buds sleep in the roots white core. (John Keats)
    Bookmark   August 24, 2008 at 7:26AM
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graanieb

I love these, one of my favorites I've seen:

GARDEN OF WEEDEN

with all these rains name sure fits.

GB

    Bookmark   August 24, 2008 at 8:52AM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

God made rainy days so gardeners could get housework done--unknown.

Wish this applied to me...I get collected seeds packaged, make lists of the new seeds I have, and plan on what to plant next year LOL. Kim

    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 8:05AM
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daffodillady(7b/8a central AL)

The only difference between a weed and a flower is what someone thinks is pretty-unk
Its only a weed if its coming up where you dont want it to-unk

    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 9:21AM
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ollierose

This one is kinda long, but I still love it!

THE GARDEN OF DAILY LIVING
PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS
peas of mind, peas of heart, peas of soul
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH
squash gossip, squash indifference, squash grumbling, squash selfishness
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE
lettuce be faithful, lettuce be kind, lettuce be patient, lettuce really love one another
NO GARDEN IS COMPLETE WITHOUT TURNIPS
turnip for meetings, turnip for service, turnip to help one another
WE MUST ALSO INCLUDE THYME
thyme for each other, thyme for family, thyme for friends
Water freely with happiness and cultivate with love.
There will be much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 3:06PM
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kizzyseeds(Z7b VA)

"My garden will never make me famous,
I'm a horticultural ignoramus."
Ogden Nash

"The Spirit is the Life,
The Mind is the Builder,
The Physical is the Result."
Edgar Cayce

"After you hit 40, your eyes get worse
but your ears get better -
You can't see anything and
Everything's too loud."
My Mother

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 11:08PM
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graanieb

Stumbled upon this one, it's been a while...time to liven it up a bit.

My dd sent me this one the other day:

THE KISS OF SUN FOR PARDON
THE SONG OF THE BIRDS FOR MIRTH
ONE IS NEARER TO GOD'S HEART IN THE GARDEN
THAN ANYWHERE ELSE ON EARTH.

Bea

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 7:03AM
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kiddo(8 Tx)

One of my favorites is:
Oh adam was a gardener
and God who made him see's
that half a proper gardener's work
is done upon his knees
By steve Bender

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 3:05PM
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booboobolhuis(7, Oklahoma)

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 12:15PM
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mastergarder2003 Lixey(5 MI.)

I love this thread, How about this one, I have a sign in my garden and it is wearing out wish I had another one. It say's, Free Weed's Pull your own, so cute it makes people laugh. always catches a eye, and we have one that say's God's signature written in flower's. I just love the one you see everywhere, Live well, laugh often and Love much. One says welcome God Sunshine and Flowers or could put friends. Love the quote's this thread made me chuckle.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 11:40PM
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poisondartfrog

Fun stuff. This one sums up my experience every spring:
"When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant." ~Author Unknown

    Bookmark   September 10, 2010 at 6:42PM
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lois(PA Zone 6)

"You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think." Dorothy Parker

    Bookmark   November 25, 2010 at 1:55AM
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lois(PA Zone 6)

Compared to gardeners, I think it is generally agreed that others understand very little about anything of consequence. -- Henry Mitchell

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 3:56PM
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lois(PA Zone 6)

"Loam wasn't built in a day."

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 6:33PM
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scottrell(10AFl)

Life is a garden, DIG IT!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2011 at 7:17PM
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quiltingfox

Thank you for sharing your gardening quotes with me. They are always fun to read. ;-)

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   January 8, 2011 at 8:02PM
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daffodillady(7b/8a central AL)

FREE WEEDS- pull all you want!!
FREE WEEDS- pick them all- fresh crop available next week.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2011 at 10:56PM
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quiltingfox

That's funny daffodillady. I can so relate to that - too many weeds.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2011 at 1:05PM
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