"For I hold that the best purpose of a garden is to give delight and to give refreshment of mind, to soothe, to refine, and to lift up the heart in a spirit of praise and thankfulness." Gertrudge Jekyll 1843-1932 from her book "Wood and Garden".
"Then seek your job with thankfulness and work till further orders,
If it's only netting strawberries or killing slugs on borders,
And when you back stops aching and your hands begin to harden,
You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden."
Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936, in his "The Glory of the Garden".