Flowers in February

God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
-   James Matthew Barrie, (1860-1937)

 Life is like a rose . . . More exquisite and precious,
When shared with others.
-   Jane Oechsle Lauer

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers
and never succeeding.
-  Marc Chagall

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin;
yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
-   Bible, Matthew, 6:28-29

When words escape, flowers speak.
-   Bruce W. Currie

"What grows in the garden, so lovely and rare?  Roses and Dahlias and people grow there." 
-   From the TV show A Gardener's Diary


The lily was created on the third day, early in the morning
when the Almighty was especially full of good ideas.   

-   Michael Jefferson-Brown

"The Earth Laughs in Flowers."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every rose is an autograph from the hand of God on His world about us.  He has inscribed His thoughts in these marvelous hieroglyphics which sense and science have, these many thousand years, been seeking to understand.
-    Theodore Parker

"Flowers are love's truest language." 
-   Park Benjamin 

"Observe this dew-drenched rose of Tyrian gardens
A rose today.  But you will ask in vain
Tomorrow what it is; and yesterday
It was the dust, the sunshine, and the rains."
-  Christina Rosetti 

"Still - in a way - nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small - we haven't the time -and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."
-  Georgia O'Keeffe

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

What a desolate place would be a world without flowers.   It would be a face without a smile; a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth?  Are not our stars the flowers of heaven?
-  Clara L. Balfour