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Great quotes for gardeners by Craig Hlas

Great quotes for gardeners: Reflection, Inspiration, And Some Humor For Those Who Love Gardens by Craig Hlas

In "Great Quotes For Gardeners," you'll find hundreds of quotations aimed at inspiring those who enjoy and love gardens -- and that's just about everyone.

"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas." -- Elizabeth Murray

The gardener is always learning, often pausing to contemplate life, growth, and change. For everyone who spends time in a garden, as Jane Hawking says, it's an enduring and rewarding pastime. It's an art that involves experimenting with and sharing creativity, colors, and produce -- a process which sustains givers and receivers alike.

To be a gardener, according to Vita Sackwell-West, is to live in hope. From the dazzling return of perennials in spring to the excitement of looking at glossy seed catalogs and gardening websites in mid-winter, that hope is a year-round exercise.

"To dwell is to garden," wrote Michael Heidegger. For so many of us, life just wouldn't be the same without getting a little dirty from time to time. Getting our hands into the good earth and encouraging something to grow and blossom -- that adds flavor and fragrance to a home regardless of its size or location.

The quotes in this book come from novelists and poets, philosophers and statespeople, artists and entertainers. Most important, the quotes come from gardeners -- all of them providing charming and thoughtful passages and inspiration for generations of growth and growers, and in that sense they're all gardeners.