If there were nothing else to trouble us, the fate of the flowers would make us sad.
- John Lancaster Spalding
I know of no other genus whose plants flower out-of-doors every day of the year.
I know of no other genus with one or more species coming into bloom or growth, peaking or going dormant at every season.
- Nancy Goodwin
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
- Walt Whitman