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Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.    (R.W. Emerson)

After a storm, a rainbow.

All I need to know about life I learned from gardening. 

All that in this delightfull Gardin growes, should happie be, and have immortal bliss.   (E. Spenser)

All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today.

All things grow with love.

Allways remember the beauty of the garden, for there is peace.

An angel belongs in the garden.

An angel helps my garden grow. 

Annuals - live fast and die young. 

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

As fast as a cat up a tree. 

As is the gardener so is the garden.

As the garden grows so does the gardener.  

As thirsty as a willow tree. 



Bare as a tree without fruit.

Barefoot in the garden. 

A beautiful garden is a work of heart.

Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart. 

Beauty is the Mistress, the gardener Her slave.   (Mike Garofalo)

The best fertilizer is a gardener's shadow.  

Better days are coming - they are called Saturday and Sunday.

Between these weeds, flowers grow. 

Beware of snap dragons.

Black as coffee without cream. 

Bless my bloomers.

Blind as the eyes of a potato. 

Bloom!  Damn it!

Bloom where you are planted.

Born to garden, forced to work. 

The breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air than in the hand.   (Frances Bacon)

Bright as a sunflower. 

Bring on the sun.

Busy as popcorn popping. 


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Callused palms and dirty fingernails precede a Green Thumb.   (Mike Garofalo)

Cares melt when you kneel in a garden. 

Caution:  bunny crossing. 

Cliches - Quotes for Gardeners

Climb like ivy up a tree. 

Coiled like a garden hose neatly put away.

Colorful as a flower shop.

Complexity is closer to the truth.   (Mike Garofalo)

Compost happens. 

Compost - because a rind is a terrible thing to waste. 

Consciousness is like a flower with many petals.   (Seth)

Crisp as a cold apple. 

Crumble like a dry leaf. 

Cultivate what you want to grow. 


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Dad's weeds, mom's garden.

Deadly as weeds to a garden. 

Death is the mother of beauty.    (Wallace Stevens)

A dedicated gardener dwells within. 

The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgment.

Dig It!

Don't hurry.   Don't worry.

Dry as popcorn. 



The earth laughs in flowers.   (R.W. Emerson)

Everybirdies welcome. 

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.

Every garden may have some weeds.

Every path has its puddle. 



A few plants short of a full flat. 

Flowers are God's way of smiling.

Flowers are the stars of heaven.

Flowers feed the soul. 

Flowers make live lovelier. 

Forecast for tonight:  Dark.

A forest is in a pinecone. 

For people who like peace and quiet - a phoneless cord. 

For thee, the Earth puts forth sweet flowers.  

Fortune are they to whom gardening is a joy.  

Friends and flowers make like a garden. 

Friends are flowers than never fade. 

Friends are the flowers in life's garden.  

Friendship is a sheltering tree.    (S.T. Coleridge)

From tiny acorns mighty oaks grow.

Fun as bobbing for apples. 


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Garden Charm, Garden Goddess, Garden Harmony, Garden Party ... 

A garden is a mirror of the heart. 

Gardeners are like doctors - they bury their mistakes. 

Gardeners don't get old, they go to pot. 

Gardeners have the best dirt.

Gardening:  a leisure activity of little leisure and much activity.

Gardening: another day at the plant.

Gardening begins with daybreak and ends with backache. 

Gardening grows the spirit. 

Gardening is a sport.  Hoe for it.     (Mike Garofalo)

Gardening is a work of the heart.  

Gardening is decorating outside. 

Gardening is not a rational act.    (Margaret Atwood)

Gardening is the art of watering. 

Gardening is the art of weeding.

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A gardening we grow.

A garden is a friend that you can visit anytime.

A garden is a work of art in progress.

The garden is the mirror of the heart.

Garden Miracles, Garden Treasures ...

Garden more, work less.

Garden of wildflowers. 

Garden of Weedin.

Gardens are demanding pets.   (Mike Garofalo)

Gardens feed the soul. 

A garden is a friend you can visit anytime.

Garden sweet garden. 

A garden without a statue is like a sentence without a verb. 

Gardening: a leisure-time activity involving lots of time and little leisure.

Gardeing: a labor that begins at daybreak and ends with backbreak. 

Gardening - just another day at the plant.  

Gardening tills the soul. 

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.  

Gather friends like flowers.

Gather the seeds of love. 

Get some color in those cheeks, garden. 

Give hugs - if you carrot all. 

Give the weeds an inch and they will take your yard. 

God made rainy days so that gardeners could get the housework done. 

Grow, dammit. 

Grow your own dope, plant a man.

Grow where your planted. 


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A handfull of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.

Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands.  

Happy as a gopher in a garden. 

Harvest the seeds of love. 

Hearts that love are always in bloom. 

He who plants a garden plants happiness.

He who plants trees cares about others. 

He who plants trees loves others besides himself.

Hiss like a garden hose with a kink. 

Home grown.

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterwards.   (R. Stout)

How does your garden grow.

Humor and Jokes for Gardeners.


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I consider every plant hardy until I kill it myself. 

I didn't plant this. 

I dig gardening.

If friends were flowers, I'd pick you. 

I fought the lawn, and the lawns won. 

I fought the weeds, and the weeds won. 

I have a rock garden; last week three of them died. 

If it ain't broke, keep fixin it till it is.  

If you are what you eat, I must be cheap, fast and easy.

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.   (Cicero)

If you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden.

I'm in the garden ... do it yourself.

I'm not getting old, I just need to be repotted.

In all things of nature there is something marvelous.   (Aristotle)

Inch by inch, row by row, I'm gonna make this garden grow. 

In God's garden there is work to be done.

In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.

Innocent as flowers.    

An intellect rivaled only by garden tools.

In the garden, my soul is sunshine.   

In the woods is perpetual youth.    (R.W. Emerson)

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.    (R.W. Emerson)

It is by believing in roses that one brings them into bloom.

It is more about You and Now, rather than Them and Back Then.   (Mike Garofalo)

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.   (E. Hillary)

It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow. 


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Jokes, Riddles, and Humor for Gardeners

A joyful heart blooms year round. 



Keeper of the garden.

Keep you knees dirty and your shovel clean.




The less help you have in a garden, the more it is yours. 

Let your life lightly dance on the edge of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.  (R. Tagore)

Life is a flower of which love is the honey.  

Life is delicious; in spite of the seeds.

Like a gardener, I believe that what goes down must come up.   (Lynwood Giacomini)

Like life, few gardens have only flowers.  

A little dirt never hurts. 

A little garden in which to walk and immensity in which to dream.

Lit up like a christmas tree. 

Love blooms where kindness is planted. 

Love makes everything grow.


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Maxims and Quips for Gardeners by Mike Garofalo.

May all your weeds be wildflowers.

My garden grows with love, and hard work.  

My garden, my heaven. 

My heart belongs with my garden. 

My heart is in the garden.



Nature is the art of God.

Nature speaks in symbols and signs.    (J. G. Whittier)

Neat as a well kept garden. 

Never enough thyme. 

Never the rose without the thorn.  

Nothing is more a child of art than a garden.    (W. Scott)



Old gardeners do die, and many a slowly spading away.    (Mike Garofalo)

Old gardeners never die, they just go to pot.   

Old gardeners never die, they just go to seed.

One is never nearer to God than when in a garden. 

One must have sunshine, freedom, and a few flowers.   H. C. Anderson

One planet is all you get. 

One touch of Nature makes us all kin.    (Shakespeare)

One year to seed, six years to weed.

The only thing I grow in my garden is tired.

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Plant kindness and gather love.

Please pick the weeds. 

Plant a little love, watch a miracle grow.  

Plant smiles, grow giggles, harvest love.  

The poetry of the earth is never dead. 

Pray for a good harvest, but keep plowing. 

Pretty as a flower garden. 

Pulled like a weed from a garden. 

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Quiver as a leaf in the wind.



Red as ripe apples.

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A rose by any other name still attracts aphids.  

Rosemary is for remembrance. 


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Sad as a wilted flower. 

Sadness is but a wall between to gardens.    (K. Gibran)

Save a tree.   Eat a beaver. 

Scatter seeds of  ... Happiness, Hope, Kindness, Love.

The seed is hope, the flower is joy. 

Seeds are a link to the past.

Seeds - Quotes for Gardeners

Seeds + Water + Sun + Dirt = Weeds 

Sensations flow with the Seasons.   (Mike Garofalo)

Shhhh ... bulbs are sleeping. 

The shortest way to heaven is through a garden gate. 

Should I weed the lawn, or say it's a garden.

Sized up like a tree to be cut for lumber.  

Slim as a leaf. 

Soft as a pansy. 

So many seeds, so little time. 

Some folks make a garden out of life. 

Sow much, reap much; sow little, reap little.  

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Strong as black coffee. 

Sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste.    (Shakespeare)


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Take time to smell the roses. 

Temporary as a trail of bread crumbs. 

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.  (J. K. Phillips)

There is a garden in my heart.

There is peace in the garden, peace and results. 

They go together like a tree and leaves. 

This place is for the birds. 

Time is not free so spend it wisely.   (Mike Garofalo)

Thyme to ... garden, water, weed. 

Time began in a garden. 

Time spent gardening cannot be deducted from a man's life.

Tip toe through the tulips. 

To create a little flower is the labor of ages.    (W. Blake)

To cultivate a garden is to walk with God.  

To everything there is a season.    (Bible)

To grow a little garden is the labor of the ages. 

To plant a garden is ... to believe in summer, to have faith in tomorrow,  to have hope in the future.



Useless as a kite stuck in a tree.


You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.   (D. Floyd)


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We are born believing.  A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears beauty.   (R.W. Emerson)

We are One Planet ... We are One Species!     (Carl Sagan)

Weather Cliches and Aphorisms

We come from the earth and return to the earth, and in between we garden. 

Weeders welcome. 

A weed is a plant out of place. 

A weed is but an unloved flower. 

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.

Weed it and reap.

Weed it and weep.

Weeds - Quotes for Gardeners

Weeds Unwelcome.

Weeds - U Pick for Free

Weeds welcome here. 

Welcome as rain in the summer. 

Welcome to: my garden, our garden, our patch.

Welcome to the Garden of Weedin'.

We will be known by the tracks we leave behind.    (Dakota proverb)

What you sow is what you grow. 

What we plant, we eat.

When heaven falls to earth, it becomes a garden.  (Stouffer) 

When I'm tired and can't sleep, I count plants instead of sheep.

When life gives you onions, it stinks.   (Mike Garofalo)

When the world wearies, and society no longer satisfies, there is always the garden.

When words escape, flowers speak.   

Where but in a garden do summer hours pass so quickly. 

Where flowers bloom, there is hope.    (L.B. Johnson)

Where you tend a rose, thistles cannot grow.    (Frances Barnett)

Who loves a garden, still Eden keeps. 

Who plants a seed beneath the sod, and waits to see, believes in God. 

Winter frees up more time for gardeners to do nothing.   (Mike Garofalo)

With a garden there is hope. 

Work - Quotes for Gardeners.

Workin' in the Garden. 



You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the earth.

You have to eat a lot of parsley to be an old sage. 

You reap what you sow. 

"Your feet are killing me," says the Earth.  


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