The flower is the poetry of reproduction.
It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
- Lope de Vega
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows
Quite over canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with elgantine.
- William Shakespeare
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