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 Gardening imparts an organic perspective on the passage of time.

William Cowper

Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas. 

Elizabeth Murray

God's love nourishes the heart and soul like rain the dry soil of the earth.

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"In our life there is a single colour, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the colour of love."

Marc Chagall

"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides."

W. E. Johns

"Beautiful flowers make for beautiful gardens; beautiful hearts a beautiful world."

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"If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."

Edward Hopper

“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”

Claude Monet

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."

Abraham Lincoln

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere."

Vincent van Gogh

"The quietness of the garden invites rest from the hurried world outside."

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"The invisible hand that painted the beautiful gardens on earth had no paint brushes, easel or canvas. God spoke."

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"I would like to paint the way a bird sings."

Claude Monet

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever."

Isaiah 40:8 - Holy Bible

"Gardening is the purest of human pleasures."

Francis Bacon

"For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations."

Isaiah 61:11 - Holy Bible

 "To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade."

Jesus (Mark 4:30-32)

"Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there."

Thomas Fuller

Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.

Vincent Van Gogh

There is so much beauty around us, but the human heart is capable of having more beauty than all of nature. 

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Not all are painters in the literal sense, but we all have painted pictures in our minds.

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 "There is poetry in gardening."

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 "Gardening is a series of revisions."

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Oh, how lovely is the garden for our busy lives, literally and figuratively. Rest a while; enjoy the sights and sounds of nature and heaven in your heart.


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 "Art is literacy of the heart."

Elliot W. Eisner

 Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

Henry Ward Beecher

"I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music."

Joan MirĂ³

"I prefer every time a picture composed and painted outdoors. The thing is done without your knowing it." 

Winslow Homer

 "More grows in the garden than the gardener sows."

Spanish Proverb

 "Pictures must not be too picturesque."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart." 

Vincent van Gogh

  "Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere."

G. K. Chesterton

 "Great art picks up where nature ends."

Marc Chagall

 "A painting is finished when the artist says it is finished."


"If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all." 


 "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."

Henry Ward Beecher

"I made my works great. I built myself houses, and planted myself vineyards. I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. I made myself water pools from which to water the growing trees of the grove." (The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem, on the vanity of pleasure.)

Ecclesiastes 2:4-6

"Gardens need good soil, sunlight, love, patience, rain mingled with tears, in order to reach their maximum potential."

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"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser."

John W. Gardner

 All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds today.

Indian Proverb

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