Sunday Quotes: Gardens

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I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation.  It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mosses from an Old Manse

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.

Lindley Karstens,

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is,
I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.

Robert Bridges, Testament of Beauty

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.

Author Unknown

Coffee.  Garden.  Coffee.  Does a good morning need anything else?

Betsy Cañas Garmon

It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.

James Douglas, Down Shoe Lane



  1. Beautiful. I wish you the tranquility, peace, and healing that a garden can bring to those lucky enough to have one and are also able to go outside and enjoy.
    I have wonderful memories of gardens past; thanks for reawakening many of those.

    1. We don’t have many plants. We do have a big, shade tree with tiger lilies that are starting to bloom and about 5 or six small fir trees. And the black-eyed susans are growing nicely. Plus, there’s a couple of mystery plants so can’t wait to see what they are.

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