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"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
Louise Beebe Wilder
"In his garden every man may be his own artist without apology or explanation."
Myrtle Reed, Lavender and Old Lace (1902)
"I've always thought my flowers had souls."
"And tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breaths."
Walt Whitman, Give Me That Splendid Silent Sun, 1819 - 1892
"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed."
"Rose! Thou art the sweetest flower that ever drank the amber shower: Even the Gods, who walk the sky, are amorous of thy scented sigh."
"Laying out grounds may be considered a liberal art, in some sort like poetry and painting."
"Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God."
Edgar Allan Poe
"The creation of a landscape-garden offered to the proper muse the most magnificent of opportunities. Here indeed was the fairest field for the display of the imagination, in the endless combining of forms of novel beauty.”
"Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing "Embraceable You" in spats."
"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint an the soil and sky as canvas."
Abram L. Urban
"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow freely as the flowers and the dreams are as beautiful."
Sir Walter Scott
"Nothing is more the child of art than a garden."
Frank Lloyd Wright
"A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."
"I'm not really a career person. I'm a gardener, basically."
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."
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