Arnold H. Glasgow
Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess"
"I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with"
"I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds"
"Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors"
"I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton"
"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"
"Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers"
"Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path"
"A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy"
"Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade"
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there"
"If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed"
"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul"
"The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love"
"But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life"
"How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening"
"If a tree dies, plant another in its place"
"If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine"
"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures"
"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway"
"A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit"
"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies"
"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago"
"A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows"
"He plants trees to benefit another generation"
"I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation"