"What I enjoy is not the fruits alone, but I also enjoy the soil itself, its nature and its power." - Cicero
"Gardener's Recipe: one part soil, two parts water, and three parts wishful thinking." -- unknown
"Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer." - Geoffrey B. Charlesworth
"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin
When the April wind wakes the call for the soil,
I hold the plough as my only hold upon the earth,
and, as I follow through the fresh and fragrant furrow,
I am planted with every foot-step,
growing, budding, blooming into a spirit of spring."
- Dallas Lore Sharp, 1870-1929
"But each spring... a gardening instinct,
sure as the sap rising in the trees, stirs within us.
We look about and decide to tame
another little bit of ground."
"Good gardening means patience and dogged determination. There must be many failures and losses, but by always pushing on there will also be the reward of success. " - Gertrude Jekyll
"Gardeners tend to be the most adaptable of human beings.
In fact, gardening... trains you to be flexible,
and to find consolations where you can.
So the poppies never came up and deer ate the roses?
Well, the irises looked great, and the lilacs were fabulous."
- Constance Casey
"I want real flowers, perennials which not only change and grow and die, but also rise again and astonish me".
- Emma L. Roth-Schwartz
"The hum of bees is the voice of the garden."
- Elizabeth Lawrence
"Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale."
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile." -William Cullen Bryant
"In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil." - Rose G. Kingsley
“AUTUMN CARRIES MORE GOLD IN ITS POCKET THAN ALL THE OTHER SEASONS.” —JIM BISHOP
'A late summer garden has a tranquility found no other time of the year.' - William F. Longgood
'The breezes smell of apple peel. The air is full of smells to feel' - John Updike, September