"Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence." Hal Borland
"I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it." Alice Walker
"Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend." Mao Zedong
"The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful." e. e. cummings
"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night." Rainer Maria Rilke
"And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns." Thomas Moore
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers." Robert Green Ingersoll
"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either." Joseph Wood Krutch
"The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit." Moliere
"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into." Henry Ward Beecher
"Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it." Rumi
"Earth laughs in flowers." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." Gerard De Nerval
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." Abraham Lincoln
"I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty." Georgia O'Keeffe
"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed." Walt Whitman
"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby." Langston Hughes
"Sweet April showers do spring May flowers." Thomas Tusser
"Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light." Theodore Roethke
"In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them." Aldo Leopold
"What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things." Albrecht Durer
"You can't really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you." Tadao Ando
There is 1,000 feet of G-scale track in the gardens.
"Anyone can love a rose, but it takes a lot to love a leaf. It's ordinary to love the beautiful, but it's beauriful to love the ordinary." Unknown
"I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself." Edward Steichen
Geranium is a genus of 422 species of flowering annual, biennial, and perennial plants that are commonly known as the cranesbills. They are found throughout the temperate regions of the world and the mountains of the tropics.
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Maple Rock Gardens is a 30 acre private estate in Placer County California open to the public only a few days each year.
More information can be found at http://maplerockgardens.com/.