For gardeners out there with muddy boots, soiled hands and bent backs, here are 5 gardening quotes you can always think of while getting your hands dirty in your garden.
Always do your best. What you plant now, will harvest later. – Og Mandino
Another version of ‘what you reap is what you sow,’ every gardener knows he will be rewarded with the fruits of his hard work in the garden come harvest time. Whether it’s in the priceless beauty of a blooming flower or the freshest fruits and vegetables, a gardener will always get the best of what he planted.
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. – Audrey Hepburn
Relying on the promise of a fruitful tomorrow, gardening encourages us to think positive and hope for the best outcome whether in our plants or in our future.
Gardening is a work of a lifetime: you never finish. – Oscar de la Renta
Just like his fashion masterpieces, Oscar de la Renta views gardening as a never-ending process. As the seasonal cycle goes on, so does the garden demand different tasks from the gardener.
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece – Claude Monet
From one of the most prolific French Impressionist painters, Monet’s masterpieces usually showcase gardens in their full bloom. And from this quote we can gather what inspired most of his artworks’ settings.
The earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If this is the case, nature certainly knows how to laugh so prettily. In variegated shapes, smells and sizes, nature has certainly blessed us with a multitude of its blooms. Varying from the smallest and aptly named baby’s breath to the gargantuan and shocking corpse flower, just imagine the cacophony of laughter nature contrives to produce with its flowers.