We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
He who plants a tree, plants a hope.
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
If we don't empower ourselves with knowledge, then we're gonna be led down a garden path.
I came to these mediums through having the garden, and of course, people who have designed gardens have always worked in collaboration, and never made their own inscriptions.
Give the children an opportunity to make garden. Let them grow what they will. It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves.
They can certainly expect to be very impressed with the technical aspects of the show, fooled and led up the garden path by the story and ultimately have a jolly good laugh!
How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing.
I have a garden, and I'm passionately interested in young people.
I travel the garden of music, thru inspiration. It's a large, very large garden, seen?
Someone had told me about a house in Wandsworth, southwest London - 21 Blenkarne Road - with an incredible garden, so I went and had a look. I walked in and just said, 'I want it.'
Yoga adds years to your life and life to your years.
I don't think we'll ever know all there is to know about gardening, and I'm just as glad there will always be some magic about it!
I suppose that for most people one of the darker joys of gardening is that once you've got started it's not at all hard to find someone who knows a little bit less than you.
Tell me who your enemy is, and I will tell you who you are.
I enjoy the cleaning up - something about the getting of things in order for winter - making the garden secure - a battening down of hatches perhaps... It just feels right.
A book is a garden, a party, a company by the way.
Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.
The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig.
A garden is to be a world unto itself, it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling as well as the sunny ones.
In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy.
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