Oct 16, 2012

Favorite Flower and Gardening Quotes

"A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books." ~ Walt Whitman

"Perfumes are the feelings of flowers, and as the human heart, imagining itself alone and unwatched, feels most deeply in the night-time, so seems it as if the flowers, in musing modesty, await the mantling eventide ere they give themselves up wholly to feeling, and breathe forth their sweetest odors. Flow forth, ye perfumes of my heart, and seek beyond these mountains the dear one of my dreams!" ~ Heinrich Heine

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other." ~ Chinese Proverb

"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed." ~ Walt Whitman

"Flowers really do intoxicate me." ~ Vita Sackville-West

"Flowers whisper "Beauty!" to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall." ~ Dr. SunWolf

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." ~ Gerard de Nerval

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers." ~ Claude Monet

"Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful." ~ Jim Carrey

"Earth laughs in flowers." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." ~ Emma Goldman

"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us." ~ Iris Murdoch

 "We have much to hope from the flowers." ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

Bloom where you are planted." ~ Mary Engelbreit

"Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Flowers are words which even a baby can understand." ~ Arthur C. Coxe

"Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, nor a glimmer of sadness or even knowledge in forsythia." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again."  ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

"Gardening has a magical quality when you are a child." ~ Barbara Damrosch

"A garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature." ~ Jeff Cox
"...a garden is like life: something is always doing well, something is struggling, something is being born anew, and something is dying." ~ Edith Reed

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

"Even if you think the Big Bang created the stars, don't you wonder who sent the flowers?" ~ Robert Brault

"One of the most attractive things about flowers is their beautiful reserve." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends." ~ Kozuko Okakura

"Flowers are our greatest silent friends." ~ Jim Brown

"The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life." ~ Jean Giraudoux

"A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows... You hope you've found that special rose,
'Cause you love and care for the one you chose."
~ Rob Cella

"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the Beauty of Flowers - and never succeeding." ~ Marc Chagall

"More than anything, I must have flowers, always, always." Claude Monet


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  1. Gardening can be such an enjoyable activity for many reasons. This blog explains exactly why; personally I feel that gardening offers more than just enjoyment such as the chance to spend time with the family making the garden look great.

  2. I totally agree with the gardening part ... I love it too but just do it rarely. Instead I check out my neighbors gardens for beautiful flower photography and love when I turn those floral into fine art sometimes ~ glad you like the flower photography images and floral quotes of this blog! My best, Juergen

  3. This blog is down to earth, hats off buds available.

  4. Thanks very much Sheamus ~ glad you like my photo blog ~ it's all about inspiration, fun and photography tips! Happy Weekend, Juergen

  5. That is wonderful blog and I really appreciate you for the nice quotes on flowers, I like the pictures too, keep it up.
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  6. Thanks so very much for commenting on my flower and garden quote and picture compilation Mickey ~ always lots of fun to find great quotes and then add some of my photography images to them ~ glad you like them! What is your favorite quote? Happy Monday, Juergen

  7. very nice an advice! gardeners Maybe a vacant lot or neglected property has bugged you in 2013. Consider contacting the owner, or the city to find out who the owner is, and see how you can help. One recent surprise is that our neighborhood retention pond, which in the spring sports a hedge of yellow irises planted by my neighbors, is not owned by the city but by a company in Phoenix. Another amazement came in the guise of several residents contacting my rental neighbors to the east whose front yard had become a hip-high tickseed (Coreopsis) forest and a fire hazard. After getting the word, these folks enthusiastically pulled thousands of tickseed stalks, a daunting task given their nasty barb-ended seeds. In the process, they removed an eyesore and revealed a surprisingly green lawn. After seeing these non-gardeners weeding away, in their shorts and bare feet no less, surely anything is possible.

  8. Thanks for commenting on these flower quotes and gardening quotes and photography pictures! Enjoyed reading your little story here - thanks for sharing. Glad you like the floral images and quotations Podma! Happy New Year, Juergen www.RothGalleries.com

  9. Garden is a vital a part of the house. you'll be able to pay your time off gaily over there along with your friends or family. If this place smart|is sweet|is nice then some time will be good. horticulture could be a sensible choice to create your garden stunning.

  10. Thanks for these insights to gardening - very much appreciated! Love taking photo of flowers - forms, shapes and colors of flowers are amazing and make for great photography. www.RothGalleries.com