All Quotations

If you want to read all the gardening quotations that I’ve collected, this is where you can do it.

Gardening Divination

~Amy Stewart in From The Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden, pp. 173-174

…The plants didn’t speak to me directly. …It was more of an instinct, a kind of quiver in my gut that got stronger as I got to the right place. Like a divining rod. I have come to believe that most gardeners have one of these, although we don’t talk about them and the topic isn’t covered in any gardening book that I’ve ever seen. This instinctual feeling about where to plant, this sort of gardening divination, stays silent during the planning process…But when I was standing in the garden with a seedling in my hand, it cleared its throat and spoke up.

An imaginative construct

~Stanley Kunitz in The Wild Braid

What you plant in your garden reflects your own sensibility, your concept of beauty, your sense of form. Every true garden is an imaginative construct, after all.