Thursday, July 27, 2017


Dorothy Frances Gurney:

The kiss of sun for pardon, / The song of the birds for mirth, – / One is nearer God’s heart in a garden / Than anywhere else on earth.

Margaret Atwood:

Gardening is not a rational act.

Phyllis McGinley:

Gardening has compensations out of all proportion to its goals. It is creation in the pure sense.

Phyllis McGinley:

The trouble with gardening…is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.

May Sarton:

Gardening is a madness, a folly that does not go away with age. Quite the contrary.

Rumer Godden:

A garden isn’t meant to be useful. It’s for joy.

Penelope Hobhouse:

Gardens are the result of a collaboration between art and nature.

Gladys Taber:

There is a kind of immortality in every garden.

JoAnn R. Barwick:

There’s little risk in becoming overly proud of one’s garden because by its very nature is humbling. It has a way of keeping you on your knees.

Susan Allen Toth:

Each garden has its own surprise.

Esther Meynell:

A garden has a curious innocent way of consuming cash while all the time you are under the illusion that you are spending nothing.

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