A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows… You hope you’ve found that special rose,
‘Cause you love and care for the one you chose.”
“Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the Beauty of Flowers – and never succeeding.”
“More than anything, I must have flowers, always, always.”
?I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.? Ruth Stout
?I think the true gardener is a lover of his flowers, not a critic of them. I think the true gardener is the reverent servant of Nature, not her truculent, wife-beating master. I think the true gardener, the older he grows, should more and more develop a humble, grateful and uncertain spirit. ?
?The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. ?
?I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.?
?A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.? Liberty Hyde Bailey
?Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating.?
?If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. ?Green fingers? are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart.? Russell Page
?A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.?
?A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.? Greek Proverb
It was such a pleasure to sink one?s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one?s fingertips the possibilities of the new season. ? Kate Morton
?Anybody who wants to rule the world should try to rule a garden first. ?
?Despite the gardener?s best intentions, Nature will improvise. ?
Michael P. Garofalo
?Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.?
?Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. .?
?I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I?d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. ? Robert Bridges
?Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. ?Sigmund Freud
?And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ? Khalil Gibran