Late Spring In Our Garden + A Handful Quotes

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin

“I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.”  – David Hobson


“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.”  – Michael Pollan


“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” – Gertrude Jekyll


“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” – May Sarton


“There are no gardening mistakes, only gardening experiments.” Janet Phillips


“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood


“Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating.” – Wendell Berry


“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” Ruth Stout


“Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care that they get.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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