If I had but two loaves of bread, I would sell one and buy hyacinthus, for they would feed my soul.
How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Roses are red, violets are blue;
But they don't get around like the dandelions do.
Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.
Don't grumble that roses have thorns, be thankful that thorns have roses.
I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself.
Sir Peter Smithers