Get Inspired to Grow Your Own Garden With These 15 Garden Sayings

You Don't Need a Green Thumb to Create Your Own Garden

Enjoy Your Garden
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If you love nature, create your own garden even if you do not have a green thumb. Whether you have a garden of carnations and chrysanthemum, or of exotic vegetables and bonsai, your garden is your expression of art. Your garden can be the perfect private place to enjoy the subtle pleasures of nature. Here are some garden sayings that you will like.

Gardening has existed since the time of the Egyptian civilisation.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is an example of extraordinary gardening skills that existed at a time when modern equipment, knowledge, and irrigation facilities did not exist. It is an engineering and technical marvel how Egyptians managed to tend to a lush garden filled with fruits and flowers, in an arid and dry land, where water is scarce. Here are some inspirational tips that will help you overcome your inhibition to get your hands dirty.

1. Gardening Is Not Rocket Science.

With a little bit of reading, and some trial and error, you can start your own little green patch. For beginners, go with the "easy" plants. If you visit your local nursery, an expert would be able to tell you what are the right plants for first time gardeners.

2. To be a Good Gardener, You Must Know Your Soil and Climate.

Skipped geography lessons in eighth grade? Well, now you know why they were important! Each region is blessed with a particular type of soil and climate.

If you know your region well enough, you'd know which plants fail to survive and which ones thrive in your region.

3. Set Your Gardening Priorities.

What is it that you really want to do? Do you just want to grow a rose plant? Do you want to create your own vegetable patch? Or do you want an ornamental garden with exotic plants?

Depending on your objective, you can choose your gardening tools and plants accordingly.

4. Gardening Requires Patience.

If you run out of patience too soon, you will only be disappointed. Your plant will not sprout flowers just because you want it to. Gardening is quite like raising your own child. There is a lot of give and take in gardening. If you give your garden enough time, patience, and love, your garden will give you immense joy when it blooms.

5. Enjoy the Process of Gardening, Don't Just Wait for the Fruit of Your Labour.

If you are simply waiting for your apple tree to bear you fruit, you are quite likely going to get impatient and restless. Gardening should be enjoyed for its own sake, not for the fruits borne by the plant. Enjoy the process of gardening. Take joy in weeding out unwanted shrubs. Enjoy getting your hands in dirt, and learn more about plants with practical experience.

Here are some beautiful gardening quotes from famous authors. They have an interesting take on gardening. 

H. Fred Ale
My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view.

George Bernard Shaw
The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.

Rudyard Kipling
Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made by singing, "Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade.

Henry David Thoreau
Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.

Lou Erickson
Gardening requires lots of water -- most of it in the form of perspiration.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

May Sarton
A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.

Mohandas K. Gandhi
To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.

Ogden Nash
My garden will never make me famous, I'm a horticultural ignoramus.

Sir Walter Scott
Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.

Douglas William Jerrold
Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.

Abraham Lincoln
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

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

Thomas Jefferson
Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God .

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