Content Updated On : 2021-11-28

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

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I'm always surrounded by crazy people, but when I come back to the country I'm into my plants, I love gardening, I love bird watching and I absolutely love nature.

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I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

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I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.

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I am a particular fan of integrative exercise - that is, exercise that occurs in the course of doing some productive activity such as gardening, bicycling to work, doing home improvement projects and so on.

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A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

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Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.

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Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers.

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Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable.

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We know that gardening is good for you. It is fantastic, all-round exercise. That is easy to see and evaluate. It inculcates high levels of well-being. That is undeniable and needs little measurement.

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Gardening is a working meditation for me. It helps me remember process, and it helps me remember patience.

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

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I have an armchair interest in gardening, but I don't like to get my knees dirty. I don't have a garden.

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I like gardening.

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I came to London. I spent nine months doing domestic work and gardening because I knew I wanted to get a West End show. So, when I was offered jobs in Stoke or Leicester or whatever, I'd say no. Eventually, I got 'Godspell.' It was gently building.

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God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.

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There is nothing I like better at the end of a hot summer's day than taking a short walk around the garden. You can smell the heat coming up from the earth to meet the cooler night air.

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I'd love to take up organic vegetable gardening, do anything that involves learning.

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The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.

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I spend as much time as I can in my garden, and if I'm not writing songs or gardening, I'm painting.

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