These garden quotes, memes, and expressions are some favorites chosen by gardeners. Some are funny, others are quirky, a few are serious, and a couple are sarcastic.
If you are looking for signs, I have some good ideas for garden art signs here.
1 Popular Gardening Expression – Revised Version
Gardening is cheaper than therapy** and you get tomatoes. **until your spouse adds up the receipts.
Now, I know therapy can be expensive, but gardening is not cheap! Completely worth it, but not cheap.
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2 Gardener’s Recipe
Gardener’s recipe: one-part soil, two-parts water, three-parts wishful thinking.
3. Nothing is Perfect
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
4 Take Delight
Take delight in little things.
5 I Like Gardening
I like gardening—it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. ~Alice Sebold
Housework is for people who don’t know how to garden.
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7 A Loyal Friend
A garden is a silent, loyal friend and a great listener.
It’s amazing how many worries are lost while gardening.
Where flowers bloom, so does hope. ~Lady Bird Johnson
A weed is a plant that has mastered every skill except for learning how to grow in rows. ~Doug Larson
11 Weather Lesson
Take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
12 Get Growin’
When the going gets tough, the tough get growin’.
To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves. ~Mahatma Gandhi
14 Time Outside
Time outside each day—keeps the doctor away.
15 Think Outside
Think outside. No box required.
16 Speeding By
Summer should be issued speeding tickets.
17 Garden Speak
A few plants short of a flat. If you are new to gardening, it’s the same thing as saying someone is a few bricks short of a load.
If you are new to garden speak, this offers simple definitions for garden terms.
18 Time Spent
Never underestimate the value of time spent in nature.
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
20 Greatest Show
Nature: the greatest show on earth and admission is free.
21 Funny Greatest Show
Nature: the greatest show on earth and admission is free. And sometimes it’s rather amusing!
22 No Hurry
Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished.
May you never have a problem greater than time in the garden can heal.
24 Lost & Found
Nature is the best Lost & Found. Lose your worries. Find yourself.
25 Look Deep
Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
26 Life’s Adventures
It is life’s adventures that give us our sense of belonging.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. ~Aristotle
If we can have a fast food restaurant on almost every corner, then we can certainly have a garden. ~Bill De Blasio
29 Gardening is the Art
Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas. ~Elizabeth Murray
30 Roses on My Table
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~Emma Goldman
I’d rather have wildflowers on my table than diamonds on my neck. But, if you’re offering, let’s cash them in and buy plants. ~Empress of Dirt
32 It Just Blooms
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.
33 Deeds Not Words
A person of words and not deeds, is like a garden full of weeds.
34 Plant in Threes
A good gardener always plants in threes. One for the bugs, one for the weather, and one for herself.
The philosopher who said ‘work well done never needs doing over’ never weeded a garden. Or cleaned a house, or …
36 Everything Worth Knowing
Everything worth knowing can be found in nature.
37 Wild and Free
All good things are wild and free. ~Henry David Thoreau
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛