God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
He who plants a tree, plants a hope.
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.
I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error.
To see things in the seed, that is genius.
A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity.
The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture. --The Fruit Hunters
Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
As a gardener, I'm among those who believe that much of the evidence of God's existence has been planted.
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
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.
If you would be happy all your life, plant a garden.
I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
What is a weed? I have heard it said that there are sixty definitions. For me, a weed is a plant out of place.
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.
Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.
If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.
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