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God almighty first planted a garden. {from 'Of Gardens'} - Francis Bacon

The dandelion's pallid tube Astonishes the grass, And winter instantly becomes An infinite alas. - Emily Dickinson

Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. {from 'Life Thoughts'} - Henry Ward Beecher

But though I am an old man, I am but a young gardener. {letter to Charles Willson Peale, Aug. 20, 1811} - Thomas Jefferson

Each flower is a soul opening out to nature. - Gerard de Nerval

There is material enough in a single flower for the ornament of a score of cathedrals. - John Ruskin

The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God's Heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth. {from 'God's Garden'} - Dorothy Frances Gurney

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. - Joyce Kilmer