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Gardening Quotes
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; industry and thrift; above all, entire trust. Gertrude Jekyll 1843 1932

"There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling." ~Mirabel Osler

"Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees." ~Anne Raver

"We have descended into the garden and caught three hundred slugs. How I love the mixture of the beautiful and the squalid in gardening. It makes it so lifelike." ~Evelyn Underhill

"Despite the gardener's best intentions, Nature will improvise." ~Michael P. Garafalo

"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves." ~H.E. Bates

"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides." ~W.E. Johns

"The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow." ~Author Unknown

"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses." ~Hanna Rion

"More and more I am coming to the conclusion that rain is a far more important consideration to a gardener than sun, and that one of the lesser advantages that a gardener gains in life is his thorough enjoyment of a rainy day." Margaret Waterfield 1907

"An unmulched garden looks to me like some naked thing which, for one reason or another, would be better off with clothes on." Ruth Stout 1971



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