“ Well I do find the beauty in animals. I find beauty everywhere. I find beauty in my garden. ”

- Doris Day

“ By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. ”

- Rabindranath Tagore

“ Plant and your spouse plants with you weed and you weed alone. ”

- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“ I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ 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

“ It is a good idea 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

“ The earth is rocky and full of roots it's clay, and it seems doomed and polluted, but you dig little holes for the ugly shriveled bulbs, throw in a handful of poppy seeds, and cover it all over, and you know you'll never see it again - it's death and clay and shrivel, and your hands are nicked from the rocks, your nails black with soil. ”

- Anne Lamott

“ The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden. ”

- Stephen Gardiner

“ I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening to me they are one. ”

- Luis Barragan

“ 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

“ The human soul is hungry for beauty we seek it everywhere - in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. No one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming. ”

- John O'Donohue

“ 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

“ To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour. ”

- William Blake

“ You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. ”

- Pablo Neruda

“ A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. ”

- Liberty Hyde Bailey

“ The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. ”

- Gertrude Jekyll

“ Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ”

- A. A. Milne

“ Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade. ”

- Rudyard Kipling

“ The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. ”

- Gertrude Jekyll

“ I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with. ”

- Suzy Bogguss