Let’s be honest. Having plants in our lives and in our homes is the most extraordinary thing ever. The second best thing is bragging about it on social media. The plant parent community is one of the most supportive, nourishing, and uplifting groups you will find online.
If you go on Instagram and follow the hashtag #PlantsOfInstagram with over 7 million posts, you’ll see what I mean. Plants just add life to our little spaces, and they bring a part of the outdoors to our homes. Most plant kings and queens start off as panicked plant parents.
There’s no such thing as over-researching when it comes to your green babies. Do what you feel you must do to properly care for your gorgeous growing plants. You will experience the reward of your hard work when a new leaf begins to unfurl, or a tiny cutting grows into a full plant. When a flower blooms, I kid you not, you will shed a tear of joy.
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These are moments you can’t let pass without going undocumented. Once you embrace your developed or nurtured green thumb, and once you get the hang of it, you will take tons of pictures of your plant babies and post them for the world to see and share in your journey.
But sometimes, out of our overwhelming joy, we just run out of words to say. And how many times can we really use “Bloom Where You Are Planted” this year? So, if you are looking to level up your caption game on social media or if you need motivational gardening quotes to keep you going, take this list and enjoy!
1. Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration. – Lou Erickson
2. You grow, girl.
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3. Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating. – Wendell Berry
4. If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
5. Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade. – Rudyard Kipling
6. I’ll be planted right here.
7. If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever. – Alfred Lord Tennyson
8. She is like a wildflower; beautiful, fierce, and free.
9. 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
10. Happiness blooms from within.
11. If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. ‘Green fingers’ are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart. – Russell Page
12. You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. – Walter Hagen
13. To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. – Audrey Hepburn
14. Despite the gardener’s best intentions, Nature will improvise. – Michael Garafalo
15. The closest I am to being a parent is taking care of all of my plants.
16. I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow. – David Hobson
17. The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. – Gertrude Jekyll
18. Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow. – Zora Neale Hurston
19. I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. – Ruth Stout
20. You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy plants, and that’s pretty much the same thing.
21. Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination. – Mrs. C.W. Earle, Pot-pourri from a Surrey Garden, 1897
22. I’m rooting for my flowers to grow.
23. The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. – Michael Pollan
24. God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. – Francis Bacon
25. Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. – Linda Solegato
26. Advice from a sunflower: Be bright, sunny, and positive. Spread seeds of happiness. Rise, shine, and hold your head high.
27. Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
28. When in doubt, add flowers.
29. Garden as though you will live forever. – William Kent
30. The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. – Abraham Lincoln
31. Turn up the sunshine and flowers, please.
32. 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
33. Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” — E.V.
34. If a tree dies, plant another in its place. – Carl Linnaeus
35. Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy. – Astrid Alauda
36. Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart – Karel Capek, The Gardener’s Year, 1931
37. The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin
38. The Earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
39. Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. – May Sarton
40. There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. – Janet Kilburn Phillips
41. Where flowers bloom so does hope. – Lady Bird Johnson
42. I like gardening — it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. – Alice Sebold
43. I must have flowers, always and always. – Claude Monet
44. The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. – Michael Pollan
45. Plants can’t solve all problems, but they’re a great start.
46. When the world wearies, and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. – Minnie Aumonier
47. A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches entire trust. – Gertrude Jekyll
48. There are always flowers for those who want to see them. – Henri Matisse
49. A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. – Greek proverb
50. If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden. – Frances Hodgson Burnett
May these quotes help your social media, and more importantly, your garden thrive!