What better way to spend winter than to keep warm at home, with a cuppa joe while reading. Here are 21 winter garden quotes in preparation for winter.

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“Winter is coming.”

We absolutely adore winter. It’s one of the seasons where we could bring out our thick coats and comfy winter boots.

It’s also when we can just hang around our home, prepare a cuppa coffee, and do some reading. And of course, it’s the best season to prepare for your planting for the next spring and fall! That’s not to say of course that there are no plants that survive winter, there’s actually quite a handful of them.

In this list, we’ve compiled the best winter garden quotes and vegetable garden quotes you can read up in preparation for the hotter, warmer climates.

17 Best Winter Garden Quotes

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#1 “Don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.” — RUMI

#2 “The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.” — Gertrude S. Wister

#3 “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.” — Anne Bradstreet

#4 “Every gardener know that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle.” — Barbara Winkler

#5 “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.” — Anne Bradstreet
#6
“January is the quietest month in the garden.

But just because it looks quiet doesn’t mean that nothing is happening. The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall while microorganisms convert tilled-under fodder into usable nutrients for the next crop of plants. The feasting earthworms tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome the seeds and bare roots to come.”
― Rosalie Muller Wright

#7 “The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.” — Gertrude S. Wister

#8 “All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost: the old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” — J.R.R Tolkien

#9 “The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination.” — Terri Guillemets

#10 “Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with a dream.” — Josephine Nuese

#11 “In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” — William Blake

#12 “A garden is half-made when it is well planned. The best gardener is the best one who does the most gardening by the winter fire.” — Liberty Hyde Bailey

#13 “In a way, Winter is the real Spring — the time when the inner things happen, the resurgence of nature.” — Edna O’Brien

#14
“All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair-
The bees are stirring — birds are on the wing –
And Winter slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!
And I the while, the sole unbusy thing,
Nor honey make, nor pair, nor build, nor sing.”
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

#15 “How can those who do not garden, who have no lot in the great fraternity of those who watch the changing year as it affects the earth and its growth, how can they keep warm their hearts in winter?” ― Francis King

#16
“Winter is the season dominated by bare soil: the whole gardening cycle begins with the care and preparation of the earth during winter so that it will feed plants the following year.

One of the things I enjoy about digging (and there are lots of things I enjoy about it) is the smell of the earth that is released by the spade cutting in and lifting clods that have been buried for a year.

Not only does the soil itself have a real scent, but the roots of the crop or plant – even weed – that has been growing there will also contribute to the mix, creating something new out of the vague remnants of last season’s garden.”
― Monty Don

#17
“Winter Garden,
the moon thinned to a thread,
insects singing.”
― Matsuo Basho

4 Vegetable Garden Quotes

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#1 “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” — Lewis Grizzard

#2 “For all things produced in a garden, whether of salads or fruits, a poor man will eat better that has one of his own, than a rich man that has none.” — J. C. Loudoun

#3 “A vegetable garden doesn’t just feed your body. It also feeds your soul” — Doug Green

#4 “Vegetable gardening might be considered one of the great conservative rituals.” — David M. Tucker

Wrapping Up

If Stardew Valley taught us anything, it’s that winter is the best season to plan for the plants you want to plant, or how you design your garden, come spring. It’s also a great season to learn new hobbies, or even upgrade your tools (yes, we learned that from Stardew Valley too! Haha).

It’s also great when you have a ready winter garden where your plants can survive. Either way, gardening is always an option in winter.

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