Beginner gardening quotes

The gardening beginner! The fear and the interest in the gardening, first mistakes, first experience, and the inspiration are in these words. But Janet Kilburn Phillips said: ‘There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments’. We, gardeners, understand and accept this truth.

There are different quotes and stories about gardening, beginners in this case, some mistakes and gained experience.

We’ll try to give the best statements.

Quotes about and for beginners

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.’ – Barbara Sher

‘Never forget that even the best was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take this first step to the garden.’

‘Learn to be observer in all seasons. Every single day, in your garden has something new and wonderful to show you.’

‘No matter how slow your progress is, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch.’

‘One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one’s horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be far from the beginning?’

‘You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can’t just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.’ – Bootsy Collins

‘The gardener learns more in the mistakes then in successes.’ – Barbara Dogdge Borland

‘Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.’ – Gordon B. Hinckley

‘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

‘Despite the gardener’s best intentions, nature will improvise.’ – Michael P. Garofalo

‘Gardening requires a lot of water, most of it in the form of perspiration.’ – Lou Erickson

‘Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful’, and sitting in the shade.’ – Rudyard Kipling

‘Don’t worry about hard times, because some of the most beautiful things we have in life come from changes and mistakes.’

‘As in life, there are no mistakes in gardening. Mistakes are learning, and that is fertilizers. In the long run mistakes help your garden grow.’

‘There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments’ – Janet Kilburn Phillips

‘A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.’ – Mat Sarton

‘I cannot rid the entire world of noxious problems, but I can patiently cultivate the good earth around my own feet and grow what I wish to see in my own back yard’ – Jack Nordby

‘Remember that children, marriages, and flowers gardens reflect the kind of care they get.’ – H. Jackson Brown

‘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

‘In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.’ – Margaret Atwood

‘If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. ‘Green fingers’ are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart.’ –  Russell Page

‘You’ve got a lot pulling at your time already – which may be the best reason to start cultivating your green thumb.’ – Steven Wilson

‘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 Ale

‘I have a green thumb. I really like to get into the shrubs, the bushes, and really cultivate.’ – Jeffrey Donovan

‘Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.’

‘It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.’ –  B. C. Forbes

‘When weeding, the best way to make sure you’re removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it’s a valuable plant.’

‘A gardener’s best tool is the knowledge from previous seasons. And it can be recorded in a $2 notebook.’ – Andy Tomolonis

‘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

‘What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.’ – Ralf Waldo Emerson

‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.’ – Audrey Hepburn

‘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

 ‘A gardene is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches entire trust.’ – Gertrude Jekyll

‘I love planting. I love digging holes, putting plants in, tapping them in. And I love weeding, but I don’t like tidying up the garden afterwards.’ – Jamaica Kincaid

‘Please think of your garden as a feeding station and safe haven foe bees, birds and other wildlife, with flowers, berries, seed heads etc.

‘The real wealth of a good gardener is not his salary, but the marvelous flowers he is raising in the garden.’ – Mehmet Murat Ildan.

‘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

Quotes on related to gardening topics

‘If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero

‘A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. ‘– Gertrude Jekyll

‘I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.’ – David Hobson

‘The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied.  They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before.’ – Vita Sackville-West

‘What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.’ – Charles Dudley Warner

‘There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling’ – Mirabel Osler

‘Don’t wear perfume in the garden – unless you want to be pollinated by bees.’ – Anne Raver

So, many people – many statements. I hope, you rested a little reading these quotes. And now again to work in the gardens!

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