Find hope, happiness, joy and strength from these inspirational quotes and proverbs about gardens, gardening and flowers.

Quotes on flowers and gardens

Let us dance…

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair…” ― Susan Polis Schutz

“The earth laughs in flowers.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank. She smoked cigarettes and had midnight swims…” ― Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” ― Oscar Wilde


It just blooms…

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”– Zen Shin

“Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Flowers are like friends; they bring colour to your world.”– Unknown

“Flowers grow back, even after they are stepped on. So will I.”– Unknown

“A weed is but an unloved flower.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” ― Alexander Den Heijer

“Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.”– E.V.


The whole world is a garden…

“Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.”– Shannon Mullen

“A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it just blooms.”– Matshona Dhliwayo

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”– Henri Matisse

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”– Frances Hodgson Burnett

“What a lonely place it would be to have a world without a wildflower!”– Roland R. Kemler

“If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.”– Therese of Lisieux

“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.”– Miranda Kerr

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”– Luther Burbank


The seeds of today…

“All the flowers of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”– Indian Proverb

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.”– Edwin Curran

“Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.” – Clare Ansberry

“I’d rather wear flowers in my hair, than diamonds around my neck.”– Unknown

“Love is like wildflowers; it’s often found in the most unlikely places.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.”– Helen Keller


“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.” ― Brian Jacques, Taggerung

“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.”– Ralph Waldo Emmerson

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”– Gerard De Nerval

“The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.”– Robert Leighton

“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

“A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.”– Terri Guillemets

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