Science, or para-science, tells us that geraniums bloom better if they are spoken to.
But a kind word every now and then is really quite enough.
Too much attention, like too much feeding, and weeding and hoeing,
inhibits and embarrasses them.
- Victoria Glendinning
A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.
- William Carlos Williams
Thou cannot stir a flower
Without troubling a star.
- Francis Thompson
And 't is my faith, that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.
- William Wordsworth