This file includes Gardens, Garden ABC's, Grass and Lawns, and Weeds
Also see Flowers, Roses, Farming, Trees, Environment, Seasons, and Weather.
- A 24-Carrot Day
- Adventures in Gardening
- All Things Grow With Love
- Better Homes and Gardens
- Bloom Where You're Planted
- The Changing of the Garden
- Dig it
- The Garden of Eatin'
- Garden Party
- A Gardener is a Plant Manager
- A Gardener Tills it Like it is
- Gardeners Know All the Dirt
- Gardeners Know the Best Dirt
- Gardening Angel
- Gardening Grows the Spirit
- Gardening is a Growing Concern
- Gardening is a Work of Heart
- Gardening is Exterior Decorating
- Gardening Thyme
- Gardening Tills My Soul
- A Gardening We Grow...
- Gardeners are Down to Earth
- Gardeners Know the Ground Rules
- Gardeners Often Work Over-Thyme
- Girl in the Garden
- Good Thymes in the Garden
- How Does Your Garden Grow?
- Hurt Not the Earth
- I Dig Gardening
- I Dig my Garden
- I'm Happiest in My Garden
- In Full Bloom
- In the Garden
- In the Garden, My Soul is Sunshine
- Let's Get Down and Dirty
- Life Began in a Garden
- A Little Dirt Doesn't Hurt
- Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?
- My Garden Angel
- My Garden Grows With Love
- Nature is the Art of God
- Never Enough Thyme
- Our Little Garden
- Our Little Gardener
- Pick of the Crop
- Plant Kindness, Gather Love
- Planting Seeds of Friendship
- Pretty Little Miss Out in the Garden
- Putting Down Roots
- Reaping the Benefits
- Scatter seeds of happiness
- The Secret Garden
- Seeds are a Link to the Past
- Through the Garden Gate
- Thyme's A-Wastin'
- Veggie Tales
- Welcome to my Garden
- What You Sow is What You Grow
- All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so. (Joseph Joubert)
- Among gardeners, enthusiasm and experience rarely exist in equal measures. The beginner dreams of home-grown bouquets and baskets of ripe fruit, the veteran of many seasons has learned to expect slugs, mildew, and frost. (Roger Swain)
- A beautiful garden is your reward for doing God's yard work.
- Cares melt when you kneel in your garden.
- Despite the gardener's best intentions, Nature will improvise. (Michael P. Garafalo)
- A garden is a friend you can visit any time.
- The garden is a mirror of the heart.
- Gardeners work is a lot of trowel and error.
- Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. (Lindley Karstens)
- Gardening requires lots of water--most of it in the form of perspiration. (Lou Erickson)
- Gardens are demanding pets. (Michael P. Garofalo)
- Gardening...just another day at the plant.
- Gardening, Law of: You get the most of what you need the least.
- Gloves come in handy when you weed 'em and reap.
- Herbs make good scents.
- Happiness must be grown in one's own garden.
- How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew! (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- I have a little garden, I scratch it with a hoe
I happily plant the seeds and happily watch them grow.
- I tried to start a rock garden but they kept dying.
- I want Death to find me planting my cabbages. (Michel De Montaigne)
- If you are not killing plants, you are not really stretching yourself as a gardener. (J. C. Raulston)
- If you would have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden,
go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden. (French Proverb)
- If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. (Bill Watterson)
- Inch by inch, row by row, Gonna make this garden grow!
- It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. (James Douglas)
- Leave room in your garden for fairies to dance.
- A little garden in which to walk and immensity in which to dream.
- My garden grows with love and hard work.
- 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. (H. Fred Ale)
- Old gardeners never die...they are just pruned back hard and repotted.
- Old gardeners never die...they just go to seed!
- Old gardeners never die...they just go to pot!
- Old gardeners never die. They just spade away and then throw in the trowel. (Herbert V. Prochnow)
- The only thing I grow in my garden is tired.
- A perennial is a plant that would have come back year after year if it had survived.
- Plant a little love, watch a miracle grow
- Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. (Veronica A. Shoffstall)
- Rabbits have a habit of coming for breakfast and staying for lunch. Now there's one leaf instead of a bunch. (Gerry Krueger)
- She who plants a garden plants happiness!
- The shortest way to heaven is through a garden gate.
- 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. (Mirabel Osler)
- There is a kind of immortality in every garden. (Gladys Taber)
- There is never enough 'thyme'.
- Those who plant kindness, harvest love.
- To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
- When gardening, I have one gift you won't find in any manuals.
I know it's strange, but I can change perennials to annuals. (Dick Emmons)
- The world has different owners at sunrise...Even your own garden does not belong to you. Rabbits and blackbirds have the lawns; a tortoise-shell cat who never appears in daytime patrols the brick walls, and a golden-tailed pheasant glints his way through the iris spears. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)
- You should compost...because a rind is a terrible thing to waste.
Here is a site that has quotes about gardening:
The Spirit of Gardening
Neither fences nor "No Hunting" signs deterred hunters from roaming on our wooded property. Finally my husband, an ardent organic gardener, found a natural solution. He silenced the guns with this sign: "Trespassers will be composted."
To Make a Prairie
To make a prairie it takes clover and one bee;
One clover and a bee,
The reverie alone will do
If bees are few.
(from God's Garden by Dorothy Frances Gurney)
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth.
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anyplace else on earth.
Earth's voice for gossip
For all her sighing she
North wind is best to make
Wind and old houses or wind
Earth whispers low with a
For a quiet smile she likes
Roaring she leaves to
Weeping is done with winter
Murmuring's a task for a
For singing she sometimes
As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap, Sometimes
Is a rewarding experience
And infinitely easier
Than raising children.
I can handle garden needs:
Spray water, pull weeds,
And if the sun doesn't shine
Who can say the blame is mine?
The garden gives me joy
(More than teenage girl or boy)
My nerves it doesn't jar
And it never wants the car!
Of course, when I'm old
My garden won't take me in,
But, on the other hand,
It won't put me in a nursing
Songs about Gardens
- Aunt Pam's Garden - Shoregrass (2007)
- Better Homes and Gardens - Bobby Russell (1969)
- English Country Garden - Jimmie Rodgers (1965)
- Fabulous Garden - Kristy MacColl (2005)
- Garden in the Rain - Dan Hicks (1978)
- Garden of Eden - Frankie Vaughan (1957)
- Garden Party - Ricky Nelson (1972)
- Gardener, The - The Staple Singers (1969)
- Gardener for Her Roses - Nat Stuckey (1969)
- Gardenias in My Garden - Johnny Bozeman (1961)
- Girl in the Garden - S.J. Tucker (2006)
- Girl in the Garden Waltz, The - Frankie Yankovic (1939)
- Gonna Plant a Garden - Madeline L. Pots (2006)
- Green Plant - The Tokens (1967)
- I Love to Talk to Plants - Marla Lewis (2007)
- I Stole the Flowers From Your Garden - Gene Wyatt (1968)
- In an Old Dutch Garden By an Old Dutch Mill - Jurgens (1940)
- In the Garden - Stan Hitchcock and Sue Richards (2006)
- Mother's Flower Garden - Jimmie Logsdon (1963)
- Paint a Rose on the Garden Wall - Slim Whitman (1949)
- Photosynthesis - Sean Lennon (1998)
- Plant a Seed - Thaddeus White Trio (2008)
- Pleasant Gardens - Derek Trucks Band (1998)
- Pretty Little Miss Out in the Garden - New Lost City Ramblers (1963)
- Secret Garden - Bruce Springsteen (1997)
- Secret Gardens - Judy Collins (1973)
- Secret Life of Plants, The - Stevie Wonder (1979)
- Seed Catalog - Erin Hay (2003)
- She Wandered Through the Garden Fence - Procol Harum (1968)
- Thorn Tree in the Garden - Derek and the Dominos (1970)
- Tristan's Magic Garden - Sky (1979)
- Wednesday in Your Garden, A - The Guess Who (1968)
Songs about Ground
- Breakin' New Ground - Wild Rose (1989)
- Closer to the Ground - Joy of Cooking (1971)
- Familiar Ground - Michael White (1992)
- Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder (1973)
- Little Ground in Texas - Clay Cooper (1989)
- My Feet's on Solid Ground - Jimmy Murphy (1963)
- Solid Ground - John Anderson (1993)
- Garden of Weedin'
- Seed + Sun + Water = Weeds
- Seedin' and Weedin'
- A Tough Row to Hoe
- Weed 'em and Reap
- Weeds are Our Specialty
- The Weeds Outlived the Roses
- The best way to make sure something is a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.
- But make no mistake: the weeds will win; nature bats last. (Robert M. Pyle)
- Give your weeds an inch and they'll take your yard
- A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. (Doug Larson)
- A weed is just an unloved flower.
- A weed is just a flower in disguise.
- A weed is simply a plant that wants to grow where people want something else. In blaming nature, people mistake the culprit. Weeds are people's idea, not nature's.
Songs about Weeds
- Butterfly Weed - Norman and Nancy Blake (1986)
- Dandelion - The Chargers (1958)
- Flower and the Weed, The - Bill Kenny (1955)
- Just a Rose in a Garden of Weeds - Bob Wilber (1994)
- Ode to a Dandelion - Friend and Lover (1968)
- Poison Ivy - The Coasters (1959)
- Queen Anne's Lace - The Del McCoury Band (2004)
- Rose in a Garden of Weeds, A - Pugwash (2006)
- Tumbleweed - Sylvia (1980)
- Tumbleweed and the Rose, The - Charley Pride (1986)
- Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Judy Coder (2004)
- Watering Poison Ivy - Charlie Sizemore (1994)
- Weeds Outlived the Roses, The - Darrell McCall (1978)
- Wildwood Weed - Jim Stafford (1974)
- Barefoot in the Grass
- I Fought the Lawn and the Lawn Won
- The Green Green Grass of Home
- The Lawn Ranger
- My Back Yard
- I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too-well-tended lawn. (W.H. Hudson, The Book of a Naturalist, 1919)
- Should I mow the lawn or call it a garden?
- Should I weed the lawn or say it's a garden?
- Sod is instant grassification.
To me ASCII art symbolizes the imagination and skill of early computer users. I think it is wonderful that they could make pictures out of simple keyboard characters. However some people don't understand my fascination. To tease me one of my friends sent me this 'drawing' of his front lawn:
Lawns and God
St. Francis, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there in the USA? What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistle and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect, no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply with abandon. The nectar from the long lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honeybees and flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast garden of colors by now. But all I see are these green rectangles.
ST. FRANCIS: It's the tribes that settled there, Lord. The Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers weeds and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.
GOD: Grass? But it's so boring. It's not colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, birds and bees, only grubs and sod worms. It's temperamental with temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want all that grass growing there?
ST. FRANCIS: Apparently so, Lord. They go to great pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning any other plant that crops up in the lawn.
GOD: The spring rains and warm weather probably make grass grow really fast.
That must make the Suburbanites happy.
ST. FRANCIS: Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows a little, they cut it, sometimes twice a week.
GOD: They cut it? Do they then bale it like hay?
ST. FRANCIS: Not exactly Lord. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags.
GOD: They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it?
ST. FRANCIS: No, sir--just the opposite. They pay to throw it away.
GOD: Now, let me get this straight. They fertilize grass so it will grow.
And when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away?
ST. FRANCIS: Yes, sir.
GOD: These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves them a lot of work.
ST. FRANCIS: You aren't going to believe this, Lord. When the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.
GOD: What nonsense. At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stoke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. Plus, as they rot, the leaves form compost to enhance the soil. It's a natural circle of life.
ST. FRANCIS: You'd better sit down, Lord. The Suburbanites have drawn a new circle. As soon as the leaves fall, they rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away.
GOD: No. What do they do to protect the shrub and tree roots in the winter and to keep the soil moist and loose?
ST. FRANCIS: After throwing away the leaves, they go out and buy something which they call mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves.
GOD: And where do they get this mulch?
ST. FRANCIS: They cut down trees and grind them up to make the mulch.
GOD: Enough! I don't want to think about this anymore. St. Catherine, you're in charge of the arts. What movie have you scheduled for us tonight?
ST. CATHERINE: Dumb and Dumber, Lord. It's a real stupid movie about . . .
GOD: Never mind, I think I just heard the whole story from St. Francis.
Songs about Grass and Yards
- And the Grass Grows By Itself - Karunesh (2004)
- As Long as the Grass Shall Grow - Johnny Cash (1964)
- Back in Your Own Back Yard - Will Pursley Trio (2000)
- Back Yard Party - Little Kim Stewart (2006)
- Barefoot in the Grass - Sonya Isaacs (2000)
- Blade of Grass, A - Keith Emerson (2005)
- Bluegrass Tickling My Feet - Jimmy Work (1949)
- Cartwheels in Your Yard - Annie Bauerlein (2005)
- Cuttin' the Grass - Daryl Mosley and Ferrell Stowe (2003)
- Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You - Wilson Pickett (1971)
- Front Yard - Bellwether (1998)
- Grass is Getting Greener Every Day - Cecil Gant (1944)
- Grass is Greener, The - Brenda Lee (1963)
- Grass Will Sing for You, The - The Three Degrees (1970)
- Grazin' in the Grass - The Friends of Distinction (1969)
- Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela (1968)
- Green Grass - Gary Lewis and the Playboys (1966)
- Green Grass and High Tides - The Outlaws (1975)
- Green Grass of Texas - The Texans (1961)
- Green Grass Stains on Wrangler Jeans - Happy Apple (2003)
- Green Green Grass of Home - Orion (1980)
- Here's to the Crabgrass - Allan Sherman (1963)
- Land Where the Bluegrass Grows, The - Jimmie Driftwood (1959)
- Leaves of Grass - Gordon Lightfoot (1969)
- Let's Go Sit on the Lawn - Lightnin' Hopkins (1964)
- My Back Yard - Krisanthi Pappas (2000)
- No Blade of Grass - The Mike Curb Congregation (1971)
- Other Man's Grass is Always Greener, The - Petula Clark (1968)
- Pretty Flowers in My Back Yard - Lead Belly (1948)
- Searchin' For Green Grass - Gene Vincent
- September Grass - James Taylor (2002)
- Silver Dew on the Bluegrass Tonight - Texas Playboys (1945)
- Small House, Big Yard - Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand (1996)
- Sweet Grass County - Phil Everly (1973)
- Tall, Tall Grass - John Hartford (1966)
- Walkin' on the Green Grass - Chad Mitchell Trio (1960)
- Walking on New Grass - Rusty Draper (1974)
- We Had a Big Back Yard - James McCandless (2008)
- When the Grass Grows Over Me - George Jones (1969)
- Where Grass Won't Grow - George Jones (1969)
- Where the Green Grass Grows - Tim McGraw (1998)
- Whispering Grass - Dee Clark (1959)
- Whispering Grass, Don't Tell the Trees - Erskine Hawkins (1940)
- Who's Been Mowing the Lawn While I Was Gone? - Pennington (1966)
- Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass? - Buck Owens (1969)
- Yard Full of Rusty Cars - Bobby Bare (1978)
- Yard Sale - Jonathan Pointer (2000)
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