I share garden quotes on Facebook and Pinterest every so often and these are the ones readers seemed to enjoy the most. See which ones you like (and please pin your faves). I admit I kind of made up the first one (you’ll see why).
If you’re looking for a quote to put on a garden sign, I’ve got several ideas here: garden signs.
I LIKE GARDENING
I like gardening— it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. ~Alice Sebold
SOME PEOPLE GRUMBLE
Some people grumble that roses have thorns;
I am grateful that thorns have roses.
A Tour Round My Garden (1856)
LET NATURE BE YOUR TEACHER
Come forth into the light.
Let nature be your teacher.
~William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
I AM A GARDENER
I am a gardener.
What’s your superpower?
I was looking at variations of this quote today:
I’m a mom. What’s your superpower?
I own a corgi. What’s your superpower?
and thought it was time for gardeners to join in.
If You Truly Love Nature
If you truly love nature,
you will find beauty everywhere.
~Vincent Van Gogh
from this post on some environmental concerns
You can bury any number of headaches in a garden.
~Charles Barnard, author of the The Handkerchief Garden (1889)
Charles Barnard wrote his book in the late 1800s (you can find the link to download it free here) to encourage his urban neighbours to take up food growing. Not only did he understand the benefits of growing fresh food but also recognized the mental health benefits as well. Smart guy way ahead of his time.
Flowers Can’t Solve All Problems
To Weed or Not to Weed
To weed or not to weed…that is the garden.
The Essential Summer Garden Checklist
This next one isn’t a garden quote but I thought I’d sneak it in anyway.
Your Finest Hour
‘To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.’ ~Winston Churchill
Good reminder that you never know when opportunity will knock.
PS: Life is short…