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A garden requires patient labor and attention.
by Liberty Hyde Bailey

A garden requires patient labor and attention.
Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions.
They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it,
then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

There are two essential epochs in any enterprise -
to begin,
and to get done.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

 

No beast has ever conquered the earth;
and the natural world has never been conquered by muscular force.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Every decade needs its own manual of handicraft.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

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Anyone who acquires more than the usual amount of knowledge
concerning a subject is bound to leave it as his contribution
to the knowledge of the world.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

The true purpose of education is to teach a man to
carry himself triumphant to the sunset.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

There is no excellence without labor.
One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Science may eventually explain the world of How.
The ultimate world of Why may remain for contemplation,
philosophy, religion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Give the children an opportunity to make garden.
Let them grow what they will.
It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams,
or creep on rocks or roll from the sea.
I am entranced by the mystery of them,
and absorbed by their variety and kinds.
Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

We accept it because we have seen the vision.
We know that we cannot reap the harvest,
but we hope that we may so well prepare the land and
so diligently sow the seed that our successors may
gather the ripened grain.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Extension work is not exhortation.
Nor is it exploitation of the people,
or advertising of an institution, or publicity work for securing students.
It is a plain, earnest, and continuous effort to meet
the needs of the people on their own farms and in the localities.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams.
It appears that everything I saw and did has a new,
and perhaps, more significant meaning,
every time I see it.
The earth is good.
It is a privilege to live thereon.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

A single rose can be my garden...
a single friend, my world.
- Leo Buscaglia

Yesterday is like a dung heap;
you can complain about the smell,
or you can use it to fertilize tomorrow's garden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Go forth, and play joyfully in the garden of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth,
and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
- Thomas Jefferson

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers
where I can walk undisturbed.
- Walt Whitman

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
- William Cowper

God Almighty first planted a garden.
And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
- Francis Bacon

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
- Michael Pollan

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Weather means more when you have a garden.
There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking
how it is soaking in around your green beans.
- Marcelene Cox

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt,
head in the sun, heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body,
but the soul.
- Alfred Austin

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.
- George Cadbury

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
- Alfred Austin

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious
with a feeling of serenity and joy.
- Luis Barragan

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
- Orson Scott Card

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
- Alice Walker

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden,
which is our mind ruled by fear.
Rip them out and call them by name.
- Sylvia Browne

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
- Jean Anouilh

We must cultivate our own garden.
When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work,
which proves that man was not born to rest.
- Voltaire

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior
and the land beyond the garden.
- Stephen Gardiner

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
- Robert Southey

A good garden may have some weeds.
- Thomas Fuller

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without
having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
- Douglas Adams

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals.
If a garden is a site for the imagination,
how can we be very far from the beginning?
- Francis Cabot Lowell

What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?
- Roy Rogers

Garden as though you will live forever.
- William Kent

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

To dwell is to garden.
- Martin Heidegger

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose,
and the eyes will take care of themselves.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions;
and the plant is,
to a landscape artist, not only a plant -
rare,
unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance -
but it is also a color,
a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
- Roberto Burle Marx

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse,
a party, a company by the way, a counselor,
a multitude of counselors.
- Charles Baudelaire

Europe cannot confine itself to the cultivation of its own garden.
- Juan Carlos

I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee
and look out at my beautiful garden,
and I go, 'Remember how good this is.
Because you can lose it.'
- Jim Carrey

Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden,
digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.
- J. B. Priestley

I don't take myself seriously any more.
Sometimes I just garden in my knickers and platform shoes.
- Kim Wilde

I'm very happy at home.
I love to just hang out with my daughter,
I love to work in my garden.
I'm not a gaping hole of need.
- Uma Thurman

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books,
I live without envy.
- Lope de Vega

I love being in my garden.
I don't plant a lot of exotic flora,
but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour.
- Jacqueline Bisset

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
- Abraham Cowley

Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations,
from the state down to the village garden club,
end a price in terms of a member's freedom of thought and action.
- Robert Shea

I walk my dogs.
I garden a little.
I play a bit of tennis.
Basically when I have spare time I'm making music.
- Bill Mumy

I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can.
It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky.
- Brian May

Someone had told me about a house in Wandsworth,
southwest London - 21 Blenkarne Road -
with an incredible garden,
so I went and had a look.
I walked in and just said, 'I want it.'
- Susannah York

Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden.
- Jerry Falwell

Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The ballet is a purely female thing;
it is a woman,
a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.
- George Balanchine

A garden is to be a world unto itself,
it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling
as well as the sunny ones.
- William Kent

Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!
- Toots Thielemans


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