The best place to seek god is

The best place to seek God is in a garden.  You can dig for him there.  ~George Bernard Shaw, The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, 1932JQ

Garden writing is often very tame a

Garden writing is often very tame, a real waste when you think how opinionated, inquisitive, irreverent and lascivious gardeners themselves tend to be.  Nobody talks much about the muscular limbs, dark, swollen buds, strip-tease trees and unholy beauty that have made us all slaves of the Goddess Flora.  ~Ketzel Levine’s talkingplants.com

We have descended into the garden and

We have descended into the garden and caught three hundred slugs.  How I love the mixture of the beautiful and the squalid in gardening.  It makes it so lifelike.  ~Evelyn Underhill, LettersLCJ

My green thumb came only as a

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view.  ~H. Fred DaleFD, nov09mail (Thanks, Anne)

It is utterly forbidden to be half hearted

It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening.  You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not.  ~W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman, Garden Rubbish, 1936LCJ

I used to visit and revisit it

I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation.  It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mosses from and Old Manse

In my garden there is a large

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.  ~Abram L. Urban

Half the interest of a garden is

Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.  ~Mrs. C.W. Earle, Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden, 1897JQ (Thanks, Jessica)

When weeding the best way to make

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it.  If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.  ~Author Unknown

Let no one think that real gardening

Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation.  It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.  ~Karel Čapek, The Gardener’s Year, translated by M. and R. Weatherall, 1931JQ

Weather means more when you have a

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

It takes a while to grasp that

It takes a while to grasp that not all failures are self-imposed, the result of ignorance, carelessness or inexperience.  It takes a while to grasp that a garden isn’t a testing ground for character and to stop asking, what did I do wrong?  Maybe nothing.  ~Eleanor Perényi, Green Thoughts, 1981JQ

I know that if odour were visible

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is,
I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
~Robert Bridges, "Testament of Beauty"LCJ

If there was a big gardening convention

If there was a big gardening convention, and you got up and gave a speech in favor of fast-motion gardening, I bet you would get booed right off the stage.  They’re just not ready.  ~Jack Handey, Deeper Thoughts: All New, All Crispy

I think that if ever a mortal

I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.  ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of PeaceLCJ