I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
I have found, after a good deal of consideration, that the best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him here.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
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.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.
As a gardener, I'm among those who believe that much of the evidence of God's existence has been planted.
Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.
Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
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.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
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.
We must cultivate our own garden.
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower.
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