Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Some gardening quotations

“If you would be happy for a week, take a wife. If you would be happy for a month, kill a pig. If you would be happy all your life, plant a agrden.”
Chinese proverb

“Gardens are not made by singing “Oh how beautiful and sitting in the shade!”
Rudyard Kipling

“All gardens are a form of autobiography.”
Robert Dash

“To cultivate a garden is to walk with God.”
Christian Bovee

“By planting flowers one invites butterflies....
By planting pines one invites the wind...
By planting bananas one invites the rain....
And by planting willow trees one invites the cicidas...”
Chao Ch’ang

“Probably more pests can be controlled in an armchair in front of a February fire with a garden notebook and a seed catalogue than can ever be knocked out in hand-to-hand combat in the garden.”
Neely Turner

Gardens should invite exploration with a path that curves out of sight; it may lead nowhere, but has the effect of making you feel that more is to come.”
Penelope Hobhouse

“The worst ENEMYES to gardens are Moles, Cats, Earrewigs, Snailes and Mice and they must be carefully destroyed or all your labour all the year long is lost.”
Sir Thomas Hammer 1653

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