“There are many tired gardeners but I’ve seldom met old gardeners. I know many elderly gardeners but the majority are young at heart. Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized. The one absolute of gardeners is faith. Regardless of how bad past gardens have been, every gardener believes that next year’s will be better. It is easy to age when there is nothing to believe in, nothing to hope for; gardeners, however, simply refuse to grow up. Thomas Jefferson said once, “Though an old man, I am but a young gardener”.”
– Allan Armitage
I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.
-Frances Hodgson Burnett
A garden is evidence of faith. It links us with all the misty figures of the past who also planted and were nourished by the fruits of their planting.
-Gladys Taber, Stillmeadow Sampler
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
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