Whatever a man's age, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole.
- Mark Twain
The flower is the poetry of reproduction.
It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
- Leo Buscaglia
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