2: Gardens are a form of autobiography.
4: “In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.”
7: A healthy garden is a reflection of a healthy soul.
8: The earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson
11: A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. Luis Barragan
13: 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
14: Flowers always make people better, happier, they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Luther Burbank
16: All gardening is landscape painting. William Kent
18: Gardening is not a rational act. Margaret Atwood
20: 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
23: Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are. Alfred Austin