When I go into the garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover
that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In summer, the song sings itself.
William Carlos Williams
I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days,
three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift;
above all it teaches entire trust.
How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The garden is the poor man's apothecary.
Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps;
Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvest reaps.
A. Bronson Alcott
Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly.
Garden as though you will live forever.