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Garden Memes, Quotes and Sayings to Nurture Your Gardener’s Soul

Nurture Your Nature in Reflections and Sayings Old and New

A quote is like a seed to a plant. The original seed idea can grow into so much more, so here we’re sharing some of our favorite garden memes (quotes on images). We hope you enjoy them, and please send us your favorites and finds and we’ll add them here.

At the end of the day, no matter our age, we’re all looking for a deeper sense of purpose and connection with each other and nature.

Connecting with nature restores our own.
~GardensAll.com

Garden Memes

This garden meme is from a Gardens All Facebook community member, Connie Oliveaux. She’s made some LOVELY creative garden signs and garden spaces.

Image by Connie Oliveaux, artist, gardener, fisher and lover of life and growing!

Garden sign and quote created by Connie Oliveaux… artist… gardener… fisher… lover of life and growing!

And… Connie created this one too… super clever with the danglies that look like water! Connie said she made the sign and arrangement, though she didn’t originate this quote.

GARDEN MEMES BY TOPIC

Abundance Garden Memes

“There is no end to the bounty of Mother Nature. There’s enough for everybody, and that’s one thing you will learn from gardening.”
~Ron Finley, fashion designer, ‘Guerilla Gardener

“Give our plants all that they need and they’ll give us more in return.”
~GardensAll.com

Pareto’s Principle states that we get 80% of our results from 20% of our work. That has certainly been true in our gardening.

Alchemy in Gardening Quotes

Gardeners are alchemists. They know how to turn crap into crops.
~LeAura Alderson, GardensAll.com

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Audrey Hepburn Garden Quote

We have several different versions of this famous garden quote by Audrey Hepburn. Pick your favorite one to share.

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”
~Audrey Hepburn, British actress, 1929-1993

To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow, Audrey Hepburn Quote #GardenMemes #ToPlantAGardenQuote #BelieveInTomorrowQuote #GardenQuotes
One of the most popular quotes shared on gardening by gardeners is this quote by Audrey Hepburn: "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow, Audrey Hepburn Quote #GardenMemes #ToPlantAGardenQuote #BelieveInTomorrowQuote #GardenQuotes

Autumn quotes

No king has a throne more beautiful than a bench covered with the autumn leaves!
~Mehmet Murat ildan, Turkish playwright, novelist, philosopher, b.5/16/1965

Blessings from the Garden

Magical Moments in the Garden:
Walking barefoot through the garden munching flowers… a luna moth alights in my hair.
~LeAura, GardensAll.com

GARDEN QUOTES & MEMES: Magical garden moments. Luna moth up close. #LunaMoth #GardenMagic #SpecialMoments #GardensAll
Luna Moth alights – Image by GardensAll.com

“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.” 
~Hanna Rion, American-born artist & writer, 1875-1924

Children and Gardening

“In every gardener is a child who loves to play in the dirt. In every child is a gardener ready to grow.”

"In every gardener is a child who loves to play in the dirt in every child is a gardener ready to grow."-Gardens All#GardenQuotes #Inspirational #Funny #Signs #Wisdom #Short #Flower #Vegetable #Simple #Life #Fairy #Happy #Cute #Family #Sayings #Enchanted #Hilarious #Botanical #Growing #Zen #Rose #Spring #Herb #Aesthetic

“If kids grow kale, kids eat kale. If they grow tomatoes, they eat tomatoes. But when none of this is presented to them, if they’re not shown how food affects the mind and the body, they blindly eat whatever you put in front of them.”
~Ron Finley, fashion designer, ‘Guerilla Gardener

GA - Grow Kale

Farm Wisdom and Farmer Quotes

Calligraphy by Martha Grow

These quotes that Martha Grow used on her calligraphy piece are in text below this image in case you want to copy and paste any of them.

In winter’s chill or summer heat, a farmer works so the world can eat.
~unknown

The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale and pays freight both ways.
~John F. Kennedy, 35th US President, 1917-1963

What you see depends on how you view the world. To some people dirt is just dirt. To farmers, it’s potential.
~unknown

The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t still be a farmer.
~Will Rogers, actor, columnist, commentator, 1879-1935

Farmers don’t just work ’til the sun goes down, the work ’til the job gets done.
~unknown

Keep your friends close and your farmers closer.
~Martha Grow, calligraphy artist

“The family farm is more than a business, the family farm is a lifestyle, an ideal worth preserving.”
~unknown

I’d rather be on my farm that be emperor of the world.
~George Washington, 1st US President, 1732-1799

Freedom

“Gardens to me, represent freedom.”
~Ron Finley, ‘Guerilla Gardener

Gardens

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.”
~Rudyard Kipling, Victorian poet, novelist, 1865-1936

“The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.”
~Sir Thomas More, English lawyer, philosopher, author, Chancellor

“When you increase the number of gardens, you increase the number of heavens too!”
~Mehmet Murat ildan, Turkish author & playwright, b.1965

Find good garden poetry in this article.

Garden Quotes

Never help a beekeeper who’s running! 
~Shannon DeAnna Schofield, beekeeper

The best fertilizer is the gardeners shadow.
~unknown

Gardeners Quotes

“Ideas are always disturbing, especially new ideas. Most normal, charming, intelligent adults have learned to leave their minds alone and so are immune to new ideas. But not gardeners. These unfortunates are susceptible to every new idea carried by the wings of chance.”
~Josephine Neuse, in The Country Garden (1970), US Gardening writer, 1923-2012

GARDENER QUOTES - GARDENING QUOTE - IDEAS QUOTE: "[Gardeners] are susceptible to every new idea carried by the wings of chance.” Garden Quote by Josephine Neuse, garden writer, 1923-2012 #GardenerQuote #GardeningQuote #Gardeners #Gardening #Ideas #FunnyGardenMeme #GardensAll

Gratitude – Garden Memes

A positive attitude of gratitude is like health food for the mind. Be grateful daily and you will be healthier and happier for life.
~LeAura Alderson, GardensAll.com

Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy.
~Terri Guillemets, owner – QuoteGarden.com

Growth and Growing Quotes

Shared from Facebook – no source given. Contact us if it’s yours so we can give credit.

When the going gets tough, the tough get GROWING!
~GardensAll.com

Health and Gardening

“If you aren’t eating healthy, nutritious, vibrant food, how’s anything in you gonna grow?”
~Ron Finley, fashion designer, ‘Guerilla Gardener

“The drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”
Ron Finley, fashion designer, ‘Guerilla Gardener

Community gardens, drive thrus are killing more people than drive bys, ron finley

Herbs and Herb Garden Quotes

“Fresh herbs really belong anywhere you put them.”
Alex Guarnaschelli, chef, author, b.1972

Hope for the Future Garden Quotes

It takes great faith to plant a tree that only the next generation will see.
~unknown

She who plants a garden plants hope.
~unknown

To plant a tree is to believe in the future.
~unknown

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” 
-Chinese Proverb

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“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”
~Audrey Hepburn, British actress, 1929-1993

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Hummingbirds

Morning Lark, Night Owl or Hummingbird?

🌤20% of the population are morning larks, (wake up before 6 am without an alarm; to bed by 9 pm)
🌤20% are night owls (often to sleep after 3am and up around 10 am)
🌤60% are hummingbirds (somewhere in between)

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Mistakes and Gardening Memes

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

"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments."-Janet Kilburn Phillips#GardenQuotes #Inspirational #Funny #Signs #Wisdom #Short #Flower #Vegetable #Simple #Life #Fairy #Happy #Cute #Family #Sayings #Enchanted #Hilarious #Botanical #Growing #Zen #Rose #Spring #Herb #Aesthetic

Money

“Growing your own food is like printing your own money.”
-Ron Finely

"Growing your own food is like printing your own money."-Ron Finely#GardenQuotes #Inspirational #Funny #Signs #Wisdom #Short #Flower #Vegetable #Simple #Life #Fairy #Happy #Cute #Family #Sayings #Enchanted #Hilarious #Botanical #Growing #Zen #Rose #Spring #Herb #Aesthetic

Optimism – Gardener Memes

Gardening fosters happiness and positivity and is even therapeutic in helping to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression. The other thing that helps is to choose good thoughts which are like garden produce for the mind. Healthy thoughts creates a healthy outlook.

Bloom where you are planted.
~Unknown

“Planting seeds in your garden is like planting thoughts in your mind.  Nourish the good ones and pull out the weeds.”
~LeAura Alderson, GardensAll.com

"Planting seeds in your garden is like planting thoughts in your mind. Nourish the good ones and pull out the weeds."-LeAura Alderson#GardenQuotes #Inspirational #Funny #Signs #Wisdom #Short #Flower #Vegetable #Simple #Life #Fairy #Happy #Cute #Family #Sayings #Enchanted #Hilarious #Botanical #Growing #Zen #Rose #Spring #Herb #Aesthetic

Peace and Garden Memes and Quotes

“There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.”
~Washington Irving, American writer, author, historian, diplomat, 1783-1859

Martha Stevens Grow, calligraphy artist.

Yesterday I stayed in my gardens and peace hugged me.
~Shannon Schofield, gardener, beekeeper, author, b.1977

Positivity – Garden Memes

“Plant good thoughts and weed out the bad, and more good will grow.”
~LeAura Alderson, GardensAll.com

“Positivity is like a healthy garden-to-table meal… it nourishes the mind as fresh veggies do the body.”
~LeAura Alderson, GardensAll.com

“Plant good thoughts and weed out the bad, and more good will grow.”
~LeAura Alderson, GardensAll.com

“Planting seeds in your garden is like planting thoughts in your mind.  Nourish the good ones and pull out the weeds.”
~LeAura Alderson, GardensAll.com

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Listed alphabetically by subject, this Garden Memes article is a growing and evolving list. Please send us your favorite nature, garden and gardening memes and we’ll be glad to add them here.

Rain Quotes

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.”
~John Updike, American novelist, poet, short-story writer, 1932-2009

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” ~John Updike, American novelist, poet, short-story writer, 1932-2009 #DIY #WithoutGutters #System #IdeasBeautiful #Ideas #Decorative #Stand #Pretty #Garden #Painting #Planter #Attractive #Modern #Diverter #Disguise #Designs #Overflow #Small #Landscaping #RainwaterHarvesting #Benefits #FrontOfHouse #Irrigation #Galvanized #HowToBuildA #Chain #Decoration #Rustic
John Updike quote on rain.

Silence Quote

How lovely is the silence of growing things.
~Evan Dicken, short fiction author

Spring Garden Memes

“My heart quickens to the breath of spring as a hummingbird’s beat of wing, and flowers nectar my wintered soul.”
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Spring Haiku

SPRING AWAKE HAIKU

Spring dreaming awake
Shaking off winter’s slumber
Flowers yawn at dawn.

LeAura Alderson, creator iCreateDaily.com®

For many more spring haiku poems, visit our creator site.

SPRING HAIKU and Purple Flowers ART-Awakening-#SpringHaikuPoem #SpringHaiku #HaikuPoem #SpringPoems #Poetry #HaikuPoetry #iCreateDaily #AwakenPoem
If you know the artist, please let us know so that we may give tribute here.

Trees – Quotes and Memes

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”
-Chinese Proverb

"The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now."-Chinese Proverb#GardenQuotes #Inspirational #Funny #Signs #Wisdom #Short #Flower #Vegetable #Simple #Life #Fairy #Happy #Cute #Family #Sayings #Enchanted #Hilarious #Botanical #Growing #Zen #Rose #Spring #Herb #Aesthetic

“Advice from a tree:  
Stand tall and proud.
Go out on a limb.
Remember your roots.
Drink plenty of water.
Be content with your natural beauty.
Enjoy the view.”
-Anon.

"Advice from a tree: Stand tall and proud. Go out on a limb.Remember your roots.Drink plenty of water.Be content with your natural beauty.Enjoy the view."-Anon.#GardenQuotes #Inspirational #Funny #Signs #Wisdom #Short #Flower #Vegetable #Simple #Life #Fairy #Happy #Cute #Family #Sayings #Enchanted #Hilarious #Botanical #Growing #Zen #Rose #Spring #Herb #Aesthetic

Urban Gardening

“Rebellion is not what you think.”
Ron Finley, fashion designer, ‘Guerilla Gardener

Community gardens, rebellion is not what you think, ron finley, guerilla gardener

If you put beauty in a place that generally doesn’t have it… that’s a game changer.
Ron Finley, fashion designer, ‘Guerrilla Gardener

These quotes provide healthy food for thought, in how we think about gardening. Please check out this article on Ron Finley, Guerrilla Gardener, and be inspired by the transformation of cities and generations.

Gardening is not just a hobby activity. It helps the quality of our lives, our children’s lives, and our micro-environments, which feeds the health of the macro-environment.

Check out this interesting trailer on Ron Finley’s Master Class… we loved the tip about old drawers.

Weeds Quotes and Memes

“Plant good thoughts and weed out the bad, and more good will grow.”
~LeAura Alderson, GardensAll.com

“In the garden, as in life, focus on growing the good and beautiful and the weeds get crowded out.”
~LeAura Alderson, GardensAll.com

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.”
~Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Calligraphy art by Martha Stevens Grow

“Planting seeds in your garden is like planting thoughts in your mind.  Nourish the good ones and pull out the weeds.”
~LeAura Alderson, GardensAll.com

"Planting seeds in your garden is like planting thoughts in your mind. Nourish the good ones and pull out the weeds."-LeAura Alderson#GardenQuotes #Inspirational #Funny #Signs #Wisdom #Short #Flower #Vegetable #Simple #Life #Fairy #Happy #Cute #Family #Sayings #Enchanted #Hilarious #Botanical #Growing #Zen #Rose #Spring #Herb #Aesthetic

Winter Meme

“Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with the dream”
~Josephine Neuse, US Gardening writer, 1923-2012

POPULAR WINTER GARDENING QUOTE FOR GARDENERS: “Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with the dream” ~Josephine Neuse, US Gardening writer, 1923-2012 #FamousGardenQuote #PopularGardenMeme #GardeningQuotes #GardeningMemes #GardensAll #WinterGardenQuote #GardenDreamQuote
Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!”
~Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Calligraphy art by Martha Stevens Grow

Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle… A seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.
~Barbara Winkler, American author, former editor-Family Circle magazine

GARDEN QUOTE - GARDE MEME: Under the cloak of winter lies a miracle... " #GardenMeme #GardenQuotes #WinterGardenMeme #WinterMeme #SpringMeme #GardensAll

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
~John Steinbeck, American author, Nobel Prize winner, 1902-1968

Image by Gabriela Piwowarska from Pixabay

Wisdom Quotes and Memes

MORE WISDOM THAN YOU KNOW

Gardener, you have
more wisdom than you know.
Write it… Share it

and it will grow.
Your wisdom is the fruit

of your life...
the gift of lessons learned,
and battle scars earned.
Plant the seeds,
share the harvest
and blessings will flow.

LeAura Alderson, GardensAll.com

Wisdom from the Garden of Life

A Journal for Reflections and Gratitude

Nature is such a wealth of wisdom and inspiration, and gardeners are especially so in tune with the many lessons it can teach.  Last year, we asked the GardensAll Facebook Community to share lessons they’d learned from Nature.

So many people sent in awesome quotes… so we created ‘The Wisdom Journal: Nature is the Best Classroom‘. People who never imagined becoming published, can now see their contributions within the pages and image in the Wisdom Journal.

Journaling is a wonderful way to stop and reflect on the wonder of nature and life’s many blessings. Our lessons learned become wisdom that has value for someone else who might see it at the right time and place. This is a journal to document your wisdom from nature and reflect over the awe and inspiration life has to offer.

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