Saturday, December 4, 2010

A snapdragon in December

"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into." ~Henry Beecher

"Earth laughs in flowers." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity." ~John Ruskin

"Where flowers bloom so does hope." ~Lady Bird Johnson

"Each flower is a soul opening out to nature." ~Gerald De Nerval

"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~Anais Nin

"It is at the edge of a petal that love waits." ~William Carlos Williams

"Flowers are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade." ~Rudyard Kipling

"If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?" ~G.K. Chesterton

Find out what your inner flower is at  "I always hear people talk about their inner child, but as a gardener, I don't think I have an inner child. I am pretty sure I have an inner flower instead. But 'what kind of flower am I?' is the real question. I mean it is important to know these things so that we can care for our inner flower properly. Now, thanks to my limited programming skills, you can find out with the What Kind of Flower Are You Quiz. Just answer the 20 quick questions and hit submit and the quiz will tell you your inner flower. Then spend the rest of your Friday making sure your inner flower gets plenty of sunshine and fresh air, preferably among your outer flowers." ~Hanna Rhoades, 2006 June 9th,