All gardens are a form of autobiography.
And all the daffodils
Are blowing, and the bright blue squills.
I walk down the patterned garden paths
In my stiff, brocaded gown.
I too am a rare
Pattern. As I wander down
The garden paths.
In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.
Which older forest s bound;
The banks slope down to the blue lake-edge,
Then plunge to depths profound!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A garden, sir, wherein all rainbowed flowers were heaped together.
It is thy pencil; take thy seeds, thy plants,
They are thy colours.
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
Robert Louis Stevenson
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.