I wish wearing flat-irons on our heads would keep us from growing up. But buds will be roses, and kittens, cats,—more’s the pity!
What you’ve told me about my poor roses saddens me … Has anyone at least thought of covering my Japanese peonies? It would be nothing short of murder not to have done so.
Aside from painting and gardening, I’m good for nothing.
There are beautiful flowers that are scentless and beautiful women that are unlovable.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. (“Ziggy”)
When you took time to really notice my flowers you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower…as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower – and I don’t.
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers