I couldn’t help snapping these pictures when we visited a nursery a few months ago to get our little garden project started. I thought I’d share the beauty of these flowers with you today and also some quotes on gardening that I’m finding so true.

back to nature we go

Inspirational Gardening Quotes

Gardening is the purest of human pleasures. – Francis Bacon

A garden always gives back more than it receives. – Mara Beamish

Every garden is a chore sometimes, but no real garden is nothing but a chore. – Nancy Grasby

Where flowers bloom so does hope. – Lady Bird Johnson

A garden isn’t meant to be useful. It’s for joy. – Rumer Godden

An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life. – Cora Lea Bell

He who plants a garden plants happiness. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden. – Chinese Proverb

There is material enough in a single flower for the ornament of a score of cathedrals. – John Ruskin

So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. – Author unknown

blooming where planted
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
Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow. – Author Unknown

In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends. – Kozuko Okakura

When gardeners garden, it is not just plants that grow, but the gardeners themselves. – Ken Druse

The ‘Amen!’ of Nature is always a flower. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Earth laughs in flowers – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Check out my friend, Fran’s Sorin’s book Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening

I’m linking into The SITS Girls ‘Back to Blogging Challenge’ Day 3. You can find my post from Day 2 here.