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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