The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.
Gardening 1131 Childless men should plant a garden to learn what it is like to grow something from seed. "Childless men, if they would know something of the bliss of paternity, should plant a seed-be it squash, bean, Indian corn, or perhaps a mere flower…should plant it with their own hands and nurse it from infancy to maturity…." Hawthorne: Preface to “The Old Manse”
Gardening 1132 Plant a garden in order to understand creation. "But I used to visit and revisit it [his garden], a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny, with a love that nobody could share nor conceive of, who had never taken part in the process of creation." Hawthorne: Preface to “The Old Manse”
Gardening 1133 "Gazing at them [his squashes], I felt that, by my agency, something worth living for had been done." Hawthorne: Preface to “The Old Manse”
Gardening 83 The three gardens. "Every garden is grown three times over…first time is when the seed catalogs arrive and fill January days with dreams and perfection, all achieved without one callus or one drop of sweat…late march…second garden appears, in the village hardware store…there are spades, the hoes, the rakes, sprouted in neat and shining array." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year
Gardening 111 "[In gardening] you become partner of sun and wind and rain." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year
Gardening 276 "October. Put away the hoe, close the garden gate, and let it frost." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year