A flower's fragrance declares to all the world that it is fertile, available, and desirable, its sex organs oozing with nectar.
Its smell reminds us in vestigial ways of fertility, vigor, life-force, all the optimism, expectancy, and passionate bloom of youth.
We inhale its ardent aroma and, no matter what our ages, we feel young and nubile in a world aflame with desire.
- Diane Ackerman
The gardens that make us happiest flourish because we have taken the time to make sure they feed our souls and fill a special place in our lives.
Sometimes you have to think about what you really want from your garden, once the beds are laid out and the rose bushes planted.
- Lindley Karstens
Deep in their root, all flowers keep the light.
- Theodore Roethke
They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.
- Ernest Dowson