"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems."  Rainer Maria Rilke  

"The force of spring -mysterious, fecund, powerful beyond measure."  Michael Garofalo


"Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment."   Ellis Peters


"Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizer as a sunny spring day."   W.  E.  Hall


“Beauty awakens the soul to act.” Dante Alighieri (1265 -1321), Paradise Lost


“Just living is not enough.  One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. “  H.C. Andersen


"Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."    Victor Hugo (1802-1885)


"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."  William Shakespeare


"This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden."   Rumi


"I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring.  Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy from participating in nature's rebirth?"  E. Giobbi


“By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.”  Robert Heinlein


"All the wars of the world, all the Caesars, have not the staying power of a lily in a cottage garden." Reginald Farrer (1870-1920), gardener, writer, traveler, plant collector


“We're told we should be thankful

For the kiss of April showers

As it washes all the grass clean,

And prepares the soil for flowers.”

Thomas Vaughan Jones, “O' To Be in April”