Gertrude Jekyll

A Quote by Gertrude Jekyll on garden, patience, teachers, and trust

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

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A Quote by Gertrude Jekyll on garden, knowledge, wisdom, and work

In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone.

Gertrude Jekyll

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A Quote by Gertrude Jekyll on certainty, effort, encouragement, exercise, experience, faith, god, good, knowledge, love, success, wit, words, and work

The good gardener knows with absolute certainty that if he does his part, if he gives the labour, the love, and every aid that his knowledge of his craft, experience of the conditions of his place, and exercise of his personal wit can work together to suggest, that so surely will God give the increase. Then with the honestly-earned success comes the consciousness of encouragement to renewed effort, and, as it were, an echo of the gracious words, 'Well done my good and faithful servant'.

Gertrude Jekyll

Source: Wood and Garden, 1899

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A Quote by Gertrude Jekyll on love

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The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies.

Gertrude Jekyll

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A Quote by Gertrude Jekyll on good, quality, and respect

There is a lovable quality about the actual tools. One feels so kindly to the thing that enables the hand to obey the brain. Moreover, one feels a good deal of respect for it; without it the brain and the hand would be helpless.

Gertrude Jekyll

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A Quote by Gertrude Jekyll on beauty, fulfillment, promises, and time

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll

Source: On Gardening

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