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

Luis Barragan
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A good garden may have some weeds.

Thomas Fuller
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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.

D. Elton Trueblood
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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
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A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.

Doug Larson
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All gardening is landscape painting.

William Kent
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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
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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.

May Sarton
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Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

Luther Burbank
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