Gardening Quotes to Inspire Tomato Gardeners

A true gardener gives away his best produce and keeps the split tomatoes and other deformed and less desirable stuff for himself.
Jim Byrum, Cochise County (AZ) Master Gardener

Why garden?
Gardening quotes that explain …

I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.
John Erskine (1879 –1951), American educator and author

If each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.
George Cadbury (1839-1922), British Quaker, businessman, and third son of the Cadbury chocolate company founder

I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.
Phyllis Theroux, American essayist and former columnist for House Beautiful

How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British prime minister and parliamentarian

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
May Sarton (1912-1995) American poet, novelist, and memorist

About planting ...

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish author

Gardening inspiration:
Gardening quotes to motivate you to dig in the dirt …

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the spring who reaps a harvest in the autumn.
B. C. Forbes (1880-1954), founder of Forbes Magazine

The more one sows, the greater the harvest.
Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924), American writer, medical doctor, and entrepreneur

Garden as though you will live forever.
William Kent (1685-1748), British architect, landscape architect, and designer

Gardens are not made by singing “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), English writer and Nobel Prize laureate

When I go into the garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American essayist and lecturer

God in the garden:
Gardening quotes that build faith

God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, author and pioneer of the scientific method

Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof.
Julie Moir Messervy (b. 1951), American landscape designer

Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You're closer to God's heart in a garden than any place else on earth.
Dorothy Frances Gurney (1858 – 1932), English poet and hymn writer

The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish playwright; co-founder of the London School of Economics

I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.
F. Frankfort Moore (1855-1931), Irish writer

Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States

Gardening quotes that are better than therapy …

A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support. It is a way of rejoining the human race.
Wendell Berry (b. 1934), American academic, writer, and farmer

All my hurts my garden spade can heal.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American essayist and lecturer

Gardening tells you who you are …

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
Alfred Austin (1835-1913), English poet and Britain’s poet laureate

Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart.
M. Russell Page (1906 – 1985) British gardener and landscape architect

We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.
Voltaire (1694-1778), French writer, historian, and philosopher

The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before.
Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), English aristocrat, author, and gardener

Though an old man, I am but a young gardener.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States

About weeds …

A good garden may have some weeds.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) English clergyman and historian

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
Doug Larson (b. 1926), American newspaper columnist and humorist

A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American essayist and lecturer

I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.
Martha Smith (b. 1953) American entertainer


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