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The Muse

                          muse  /mus/  1. a source of inspiration
                          Verb: Be absorbed in thought 
                          Noun: An instance or period of reflection

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"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished" - Lao Tzu
"Nature has a voice that uses no words, but everyone can hear."
- Debra Anchors
"Leave a legacy, but garden like you'll live forever."
-Debra Anchors
Image by Bobbi Jones Jones

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because
someone planted a tree a long time ago." -Les Brown
Image by Petr Kratochvil

"Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great 
as it is in society." -Alfred Austin
Image by Petr Kratochvill

"Nothing happens unless first we dream."
-C. Sandburg
Image by Petr Kratochvill
"Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."
-Victor Hugo
Image by Petr Kratochvill

"Gardens are personal" -Unknown
Image by Petr Kratochvill
"All gardening is landscape painting." -William Kent
Image by Bobby Mikul
"Man must feel the Earth to know himself and recognize his values. God made life simple.
 It is man who complicates it." - Lindbergh

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, 
and a lily with the other." -Chinese Proverb
Image by Bobbi Jones Jones
"I'd rather have roses on my table than 
diamonds on my neck." -Emma Goldman
Image by David Hamilton
"One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste." - J.W. vonGoethe
Image by Nils Haard 
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, 
it sings because it has a song." -Maya Angelou
Image by James Hawkins
"My favorite season is bird-chirping season."  -L. Hartwould
Image by Petr Kratochvill
"Life is like a rainbow: You need both the sun and the rain
to make its colors appear." -Unknown
Image by Barb Ver Sluis
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" -Dr. Theodore Geisel
Image by Craig Lucas
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered." -Emerson
Image by Peter Griffin
"I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds." -Martha Smith
Image by Kim Newberg
"Devote today to something so daring even you can't believe you're doing it." -Oprah
Image by Jackie Edwards
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." -Muir
Image by Petr Kratochvil
"A society is defined not only by what it creates,
but by what it refuses to destroy." -John Sawhill
Image by Robert Kraft
"Bloom where you are planted." -Mary Engelbreit
Image by Bobby Miku
"Butterflies are self propelled flowers."  -R.H. Heinlein
Image by Sharee Basinger
"Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money" -Unknown
Image by David Wagner
"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -William Blake
Image by Larisa Koshkina
"We did not inherit the Earth from our ancestors;
we borrow it from our children." -Unknown
Image by Larisa Koshkina
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." -Abraham Lincoln
Image by Robert Lynch
"Time to create, said her heart. About time, said her soul." -Unknown
Image by Anja Bier
"Memories are the only things that stay the same when everything else changes." -Unknown
Image by Larisa Koshkina
"Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child
as it is to the caterpillar." -Bradley Miller
Image by Larisa Koshkina
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect
the kind of care they get." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Image by Yana Ray
"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden." -FH Burnett
Image by Larisa Koshkina
"Create a garden and adorn your soul." -Debra Anchors
Image by Anna Langova
"He who shares the joy in what he's grown spreads
joy abroad and doubles his own." -Unknown
Image by Petr Kratochvil
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." -Cicero
Image by Bobbi Jones Jones
"Even if you think the Big Bang created the stars,
don't you wonder who sent the flowers?" -Robert Brault
Image by George Hodan
"A garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature." -Jeff Cox
Image by Peter Griffin
"Sweet sound that breathes upon a bed of violets." -Shakespeare
Image by Kim Newberg
"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.
The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month." -Henry VanDyke
Image by  Larisa Koshkina
"Some pursue happiness, others create it." -Unknown
Image by Bobbi Jones Jones
"The best way to create a garden is to begin with your heart." -Debra Anchors
Image by George Hodan
"A garden is a gift we give to our children and our grandchildren." -Debra Anchors
Image by Junior Libby
"Flowers are words which even a baby can understand." -Arthur C. Coxe
Image by Debra Anchors
"A garden is never so good as it will be next year". -Thomas Cooper
Image by Petr Kratochvil
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." -RW Emerson
Image by George Hodan
"All my hurts my garden spade can heal." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Image by Peter Griffin
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep." -Scott Adams
Image by George Hodan
"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."  -HF Dale
Image by Jenny Porter 
"Gardening has a magical quality when you are a child." -Barbara Damrosch
Image by Malia Autio
"God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done." -Unknown
Image by Michele Walters
"Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you
can just have them plant a garden?" -Robert Brault
Image by David Wagner
"A morning glory at my window satisfies me more
than the metaphysics of books." -Walt Whitman
Image by Vera Kratochvil
"God Almighty first planted a garden and indeed,
it is the purest of human pleasures." -Francis Bacon
Image by Petr Kratochvil
"We come from the earth, we return to the earth,
and in between we garden."  -Alfred Austin
Image by Bobby Mikul
"We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course
it's our garden that is really nurturing us." -Jenny Uglow
Image by Petr Kratochvil
"Earth laughs in flowers." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Image by Melanie Taylor
"Fortune favors the bold." -Unknown
Image by Andrew Schmidt 
"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway." -Pollan
Image by Vera Kratochvil
"Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back is used to it." -Unknown
Image by Larisa Koshkina
"Gardening is not a rational act." -Atwood
Image by Anna Langova
"Gardeners are in good company." -Gen 2:8
Image by Kondo Yukihiro


  1. Hi :D Very good words.
    Sincerely, Kula May

  2. Hi :D Garden quotes are the best :D Perfect
    Sincerly,Kula May :D

  3. Hi :D Very powerful eye opener quote Gardenier are deep thinkers :D
    Kula May R Ellison :D

  4. What a great collection of beauty & thoughts.

    1. Thank you! I am happy you enjoyed them. ~Debra


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