And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies.
- Christopher Marlowe
flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia
The actual flower is the plant's highest fulfillment, and are not here exclusively for herbaria, county floras and plant geography.
they are here first of all for delight.
- John Ruskin
Science, or para-science, tells us that geraniums bloom better if they are spoken to.
But a kind word every now and then is really quite enough.
Too much attention, like too much feeding, and weeding and hoeing,
inhibits and embarrasses them.
- Victoria Glendinning