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Garden Memes: Quotes, Sayings and Poems

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.

Connection with nature restores our own.
~LeAura Alderson, 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.”

“Give our plants all that they need and they’ll give us more in return.”
~LeAura Alderson, 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.

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

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Blessings from the Garden

“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
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“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

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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

Garden Poems

A GARDEN

by Shannon DeAnna Schofield

My body sits restful on this shore
My mind is idle and in a bore
My heart yearns for something more
And I thought of a garden

Daisies dancing in my mind
Regal roses smell so fine
Glads stand tall in a line
In my dream of a garden

Shovel and spade ready to toil
As I push and dig in heavy soil
It’s so hot my blood will boil
As I construct a garden

Rain and sun come from above
In a tree is a cooing dove
My heart is now filled with love
When I grow a garden

Permeating scents of mints and balm
As loud cicadas sing their song
All of this is peaceful calm
As I walk throughout a garden

Taters, maters, cukes delight
Each are worth all the plight
To have a plethora of food in sight
All because of a garden

Nutrition and light will deploy
Fill my soul with enduring joy
Freedom of heart I now employ
Within the banks of a garden

My soul is filled and now I know
As I watched my garden grow
All of this food to bestow
With the harvest of a garden

Twirling circles in a dance
Wildly moving in a trance
Now I know I have a chance
It is all because of a garden

~Shannon Schofield, poet, writer, gardener

WHAT IS BLOOMING

What if beauty was food?
Would you be nourished or starving?
Would you be rich or poor?
Would your heart be replete
or your life incomplete?
What is blooming
at your door?

~Debra Yvonne Mathis, gardener, poet, artist

Garden Quotes

The best fertilizer is the gardeners shadow.
~unknown

Garden Songs & Lyrics

One of our most favorite garden songs ever by Lukas Nelson, who sounds so much like his dad, Willie.

Turn Off The News And Build a Garden

Song by Lukas Nelson, with Willie Nelson & Micah Nelson (Quarantunes Evening Session)

LYRICS:
TURN OFF THE NEWS AND BUILD A GARDEN

I believe that every heart is kind
Some are just a little underused
Hatred is a symptom of the times
Lost in these uneducated blues

I just want to love you while I can
All these other thoughts have me confused
I don’t need to try and understand
Maybe I’ll get up, turn off the news

Turn off the news and build a garden
Just my neighborhood and me
We might feel a bit less hardened
We might feel a bit more free

Turn off the news and raise your kids
Give them something to believe in
Teach them how to be good people
Give them hope that they can see
Hope that they can see

Turn off the news and build a garden with me

Trust builds trust
All that negativity’s a bust
Trust builds trust
Don’t you wanna be happy?

Turn off the news and build a garden
Just my neighborhood and me
We might feel a bit less hardened
We might feel a bit more free

Turn off the news and raise the kids
Give them something to believe in
Teach them how to be good people
Give them hope that they can see
Hope that they can see

Turn off the news and build a garden with me
Turn off the news and build a garden with me

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

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

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

"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
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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
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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
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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

"Planting seeds in your garden is like planting thoughts in your mind.  Nourish the good ones and pull out the weeds."
-LeAura Alderson
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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.

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®

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
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“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.
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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

“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
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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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