Gardening has skyrocketed; understandably as it gives us a dose of sweet serotonin! Here are 27 growing plant quotes to help rekindle your love for plants.
Picture this-you’d outside, walking along a path of daisies and lilies, and trees and shrubs of varying sizes. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel at peace and filled with joy?
There’s no question that plants and gardening, in general, helps to reduce stress and increase the quality of life. It’s also proven to benefit mental health and emotional well-being; a definite must during these times.
Growing plants definitely have positive effects on one’s life, so here are quotes for growing plants to revitalize your planting hobby, or motivate you to plant again.
Best Quotes For Growing Plants
#1 “If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.” — Robert Brault
#2 “A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” — Liberty Hyde Bailey
#3 “I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.” — David Hobson
#4 “A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of security and joy.” — Luis Barragan
#5 ”We may think that we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” — Jenny Uglow
#6 “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” — Alfred Austin
#7 “One day is not enough to green our earth. Planting caring and love is also expecting our earth from us. Do it, It will heal not only the land but also your body and mind.” — Karthikeyan
#8 “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” — Mahatma Gandhi
#9 “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” — Gertrude Jekyll
#10 “I noticed the plants growing around me. Tall with leaves like arrowheads. Blossoms with three white petals.
I knelt down in the water, my fingers digging into the soft mud, and I pulled up handfuls of the roots. Small, bluish tubers that don’t look like much but boiled or baked are as good as any potato. “Katniss,” I said aloud. It’s the plant I was named for.
And I heard my father’s voice joking, “As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.”
— Suzanne Collins
The next two quotes about growing plants are from Audrey Hepburn, who was a lover of nature and gardens:
#11 “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” — Audrey Hepburn
#12 “Gardening is the greatest tonic and therapy a human being can have. Even if you have only a tiny piece of earth, you can create something beautiful, which we all have a great need for. If we begin by respecting plants, it’s inevitable we’ll respect people.” — Audrey Hepburn
Source: 1993 Garden’s Of The World (TV)
#13 “In gardens, it’s not just plants and insects and microbes that grow. People grow too, and the best bit is that they don’t realize it’s happening. It just happens.” — Costa Georgiadis
#14 “I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.” — Martha Smith
#15 “Plan a garden for the future, but expect it to evolve and need changing, despite your well-laid-out plans. Such is the temperament of Mother Nature.” — Meredith Kirton
#16 “He that plants trees, loves others besides himself.” — Thomas Fuller
#17 “A good farmer never plants all his seeds in a single piece of land.” -— Habeeb Akande
#18 “Love and work are to people what water and sunshine are to plants.” — Jonathan Haidt
#19 “When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.” — Minnie Aumonier
#20 “Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.” — Daniel Webster
#21 “Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.” — Eckhart Tolle
#22 “In gardens, it’s not just plants and insects and microbes that grow. People grow too, and the best bit is that they don’t realize it’s happening. It just happens.” — Costa Georgiadis
#23 “Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.” — Oscar de la Renta”
#24 “Gardening is a work of a lifetime: you never finish.” — Oscar de la Renta
#25 “Garden as though you will live forever.” — William Kent
#26 “Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” — May Sarton
#27 “You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can’t just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.” — Bootsy Collins
Wrapping It Up
Did you know that growing plants was a crucial way for our ancestors to survive their environments? It’s true- they used it to have a steady supply of food.
During these hard times however it’s no surprise that people have once again turned to plants and gardening to improve their mood and reduce anxiety. And it’s with certainty as there are lots of studies that prove so. Growing plants can also boost air quality, increase movement, prolong attention span- I can go on and on!
So what are you waiting for? Get your shovel, gloves, pots, and soil ready, and start your planting journey. Once you start, you may never stop!
Want more quotes about gardening? You may also like to read our best compilation on vegetable garden quotes and sayings.