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Gardening Proverbs

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
-- Unknown

Gardens, like money in the bank, accumulate interest as they grow

He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses
--English Proverb

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.
-- Unknown

Old gardeners never die . . . they just go to seed
-- Unknown

Give weeds an inch and they'll take your yard
-- Unknown

A beautiful garden is a work of heart
-- Unknown

Never enough thyme in this garden of mine
-- Unknown

A garden is never so good as it will be next year
--Thomas Cooper

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade
--Rudyard Kipling

May all your weeds be wildflowers
-- Unknown

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.
-- Unknown

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.
-- Unknown

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.