A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
- H.L. Mencken
I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
- Alphonse Karr
Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle ...
a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl.
And the anticipation nurtures our dream.
- Barbara Winkler