The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.
- Thomas Jefferson
Thou cannot stir a flower
Without troubling a star.
- Francis Thompson
The rose that lives its little hour
Is prized beyond the sculptured flower.
The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love,
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
- John Boyle O’Reilly