“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb

“In the garden of life, plant kindness and watch it bloom.” – Unknown

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” – Zen Shin

“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Sow the seeds of hard work and you will reap the fruits of success.” – Unknown

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Blossom by blossom, the spring begins.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“One who plants a garden plants happiness.” – Chinese proverb

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” – Helen Keller

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every flower blooms in its own time.” – Ken Petti

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn

“The butterfly counts not months, but moments, and has time enough.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson QUOTES FOR THE DEAD MOTHER

“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.” – Hanna Rion

“The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.” – Swedish proverb

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse

“The garden is a mirror of the heart.” – Unknown

“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

“Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.” – Elizabeth Murray

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Veronica A. Shoffstall

“Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” – E.V.

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.” – Michael Pollan

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” – Mulan (Disney)

“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” – Janet Kilburn Phillips