Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose garden.
- T.S. Eliot
Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?
- Maurice Maeterlinck
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