2 Apr 2009

THURSDAY THIRTEEN - Funny Gardening quotes

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As in my part of the world spring finally shows up, I thought about

13 Quotes about gardens

1. 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.

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

3. What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.

4. There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.

5. Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.

6. Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.

7. God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done

8. Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees.

9. Plant carrots in January and you'll never have to eat carrots.

10. Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.

11. You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt of your garden

12. Despite the gardener's best intentions, Nature will improvise.

13. The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat
and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold
drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig.

25 comments:

TopChamp said...

yey - I have a big pile of seeds waiting to go and you've inspired me to get off my bum and plant them right now... (ok - after work).

Mar said...

I love your nr. 12! it's the way I feel about it...
Happy Thursday :)

anthonynorth said...

Some great quotes there.

Tricia said...

All my seedlings are ready to go into the garden, and there are a few seeds that need direct to garden sowing. Now if it will just stop raining so I don't have to kneel in the mud.

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Carmen Shirkey said...

Those are pretty funny!

Hootin' Anni said...

LOL on #9

My 13 is posted. All "icky" foods is my point to get across....come over, and take a sample bite!!

Adelle Laudan said...

Oh how I miss having a garden. Very kewl list of quotes!
Happy T13!

jenn said...

These are great! I am growing plants from seeds this year for our garden...should be interesting!

therubycanary said...

I 100% agree with unemployment being capitolisms way of getting us to plant gardens. Work has been really sporadic where I am and we've all been joking about stock-piling seeds.

Melli said...

I don't know about number 4 ... *shakes head*... unless I'm gardening #13 style!!!

colleen said...

I love the quotes you find and being a gardener especially like these!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I noticed today that some of my plants are returning for the season, and my myrtle is flowering. I'm ready to get out there and get my hands ... sweaty inside a pair of gloves.

Thorne said...

Oh I love 4 and 10!!!

RennyBA said...

Great reminders of that spring is in the air!

Btw: Diane and I are on our way and I've tagged you in my last post :-)

Heather said...

Great quotes! The last one had me chickling. Sadly, no space for a garden is one of the drawbacks to apartment living.

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Dr.John said...

Of all the garden quotes I like the last one best.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Ah … you know how I love quotes and gardening! Wonderful 13 today ;--)
I've not participated for a while, but have played twice today ... once at Small Reflections and the other at Happily Retired Gal.
Hugs and blessings,

Lifecruiser said...

I'm too aware of #8..... *giggles*

Daily Panic said...

I can't wait to start my garden!

Puss-in-Boots said...

I like those garden quotes, Gattina, so I've copied them out for Fred. He's a keen gardener and would appreciate these very much. I hope you don't mind...

Betty said...

Great quotes! I've been contemplating starting my own garden, but I don't know anything about it, and I feel so intimidated by it all!

forgetfulone said...

Those are such great quotes. I can picture you in your wide-brimmed straw hat, garden gloves on, just working away and enjoying it in your own delicious way.

Clara said...

Great quotes! I don't have that cast iron back yet. I've never been much of a gardener, but I'm trying to do flower gardens. I'm getting a little better at it, too.

Vlado&Toni said...

i like no. 2, whoever said garden is easy, doesn't know what they are talking about

the666bbq said...

I have a slightly different number 11 as a subtitle of my (flemmish) blog on (gardening (http://the666bbq.blogspot.com), so that's my winner ;-)