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Cute Family of Bears

Cute little family of bears! My reason for 4 stars is the big bear had several strings of glue trailing around the bear that had to be removed. But they pulled off easily and now Papa Bear is perfect. This bear family is just right!

Pretty bird

I put it in the pot of one of my big house plants and it works it's magical

So cute

I love my garden stake. It goes perfect with my garden.

Yellow rose

Beautiful in my pots

Sun With Ball And Dangles Wind Chime

Excited for this piece to arrive and was thrilled to hang it up! The details are amazing and it accents the tree just like I had hoped. Very original and one of a kind for sure!!!

15 Inspirational Quotes about Gardening

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Gardening is more than just a hobby; it’s a lifestyle. At Happy Gardens, we believe that time outdoors spent tending to our plants gives us priceless moments to reflect. Here are fifteen wonderful quotes about gardening, whether you garden to relax, escape or grow something gorgeous.

  1. On Gardening as a Teacher
  2. On the Garden as Nature and Humankind’s Shared Effort
  3. On the Garden as Pleasure
  4. On Gardening as Creative Exploration
  5. On Gardening as Something Luxurious
  6. On the Garden as a Life Lesson
  7. On Gardening With Abandon
  8. On Gardening as the Ultimate Character Builder
  9. On Gardening as a Multidisciplinary Skill
  10. On Gardening as a True Labor of Love
  11. On Gardening’s Way of Keeping Us Right-Sized
  12. On Even the Best Gardens Being a Little Bit Imperfect
  13. On Gardening’s Many Lessons
  14. On a Garden as a True Friend
  15. On Gardening as a Microcosm

1. On Gardening as a Teacher

“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, British Horticulturist

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2. On the Garden as Nature and Humankind’s Shared Effort

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.”

— Michael Pollan, American Author and Food and Plants Expert

3. On the Garden as Pleasure

“God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.”

— Francis Bacon, English Philosopher

4. On Gardening as Creative Exploration

“Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.”

— Oscar de la Renta, Dominican Fashion Designer 

5. On Gardening as Something Luxurious

“My extravagance is my garden - it's the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure.”

— Ina Garden, American Celebrity Chef

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6. On the Garden as a Life Lesson

“We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?”

— Wendell Berry, American Poet

7. On Gardening With Abandon

“Garden as though you will live forever.”

— William Kent, English Archictect and Landscape Artchictect

8. On Gardening as the Ultimate Character Builder

“Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent.”

— Ralph Fiennes, British Actor

9. On Gardening as a Multidisciplinary Skill

“Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history.”

— David Chang, American Chef

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10. On Gardening as a True Labor of Love

“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.”

— Liberty Hyde Bailey, American Horticulturist

11. On Gardening’s Way of Keeping Us Right-Sized

“There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.”

— Alfred Austin, English Poet

12. On Even the Best Gardens Being a Little Bit Imperfect

“A good garden may have some weeds.”

— Thomas Fuller, English Clergyman

13. On Gardening’s Many Lessons

“Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them. You're always learning.”

— Helen Mirren, British Actress

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14. On a Garden as a True Friend

“I've always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend.”

— C. Z. Guest, American Style Icon

15. On Gardening as a Microcosm

“My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.”

— Andrew Weil, American Scientist

All these quotes have you feeling inspired? Plant something new or pick out a piece of handcrafted, unique garden decor to bring your outdoor space to life! 

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