Gardening Proverbs are full of wisdom and not a little wit. They are found all over the world and in all times
from the distant past right up to the present day. Here are just a few for your enjoyment:-
A good garden is like a good book - you always enjoy starting it again
Gardens, like money in the bank, accumulate interest as they grow
He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses
The sluggard does not plow after the season, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing.
--Proverbs 20:4 The Bible
Old Gardeners Never Die, They Just Spade Away.
Old gardeners never die . . . they just go to seed
Give weeds an inch and they'll take your yard
A beautiful garden is a work of heart
Never enough thyme in this garden of mine
A garden is never so good as it will be next year
Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade
May all your weeds be wildflowers
The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation.
It becomes an obsession.
-- Phyllis McGinley
BEES that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails.
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
--George Bernard Shaw
As is the gardener, such is the garden.
The gardener's hands are black with earth but his loaves are white.
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
The way of cultivation is not easy. He who plants a garden plants happiness.
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
Tickle it with a hoe and it will laugh into a harvest.
You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Avoid suspicion: when you're walking through your neighbor's melon patch, don't tie your shoe.
These three come from "A Collection of Scotch Proverbs" by Pappity Stampoy published in 1663.
Rhue and time, grows both in ane garden.
Soon ripe, soon rotten.
He plaints early that plaints on his kail.
And now for something more modern.
This advice all men should heed,
make no more garden than your wife can weed.
... and no more lawn than she can mow!
--Overheard on a gardening program on the BBC.
Some spring proverbs:
When deer reappear, spring is near.....
Spring has come when you can put your foot on three daisies....
If the snowdrifts face north, it will be a warm, dry spring...
If trees split their bark, it will be an early spring...
--Quoted by Barbara Barger in the Eagle-Tribune.