"Gardening imparts an organic perspective on the passage of time." - William Cowper
"There is a continuity about the garden and an order of succession in the garden year which is deeply pleasing, and in one sense there are no breaks or divisions - seed time flows on to flowering time and harvest time; no sooner is one thing dying than another is coming to life."
- Susan Hill and Rory Stuart, Reflections from a Garden, 1995
"Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: Thou hast made summer and winter."
- Psalms 74:17
Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Our gardens are environments of perpetual change. The cypress reach their heights of glory as the fruit trees wane. The daffodils finish their blooms just as the liquidambar begins to bud. Pansies and snapdragons wilt in the same heat that brings the roses alive. We are not dissuaded."
- Tonia Triebwasser, The Color of Grace: Thoughts From a Garden in a Dry Land
"Every season hath its pleasures;
Spring may boast her flowery prime,
Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures
Brighten Autumn's soberer time."
- Thomas Moore
"Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you."
- Annie Dillard