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Inspirational Flower Quotes – Motivational Sayings with Photos of Flowers

These inspirational flower quotes are both pretty and motivational. Share one today with friends.

I love to start the day with an experience that gives me a moment of inspiration. 

Often, that is simply walking through my garden, admiring the flowers. Over 20 Flower Inspirational quotes with images

Why are Quotes so Popular?

When things in life get tough, like they have been this year, many people turn to a motivational or funny quote to help them change their mood.Fence iced coffee and sunglasses with three quotes

Quotes can be sentimental or nostalgic, funny or a bit risque, but one thing is for sure, they do have the ability to change your mood.

Flower quotes are fun to share with friends and also to print out and frame or to use as greeting cards.

If you have a friend who is down in the dumps, one of these quotes featuring flowers will be sure to help them change their day.

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy these flower images with quotes!

Inspirational Flower Quotes to Start Your Day

I thought it would be nice to have a collection of my favorites sayings on some flower images that give me cause to reflect. Many of these images are photos that I took on visits to various Botanical Gardens around the USA.

Inspirational flower quotes - Kindness is like snow,. Kahil Gibran

“Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” 

~Kahil Gibran.

Yellow roses are the symbols of joy, gladness, friendship, delight, and the promise of a new beginning. Find out more about the significance of each rose color in this post.

Motivational flower quoteo - A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.

“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” 


 A garden fence is a wonderful way to both hide, and highlight, what lies beyond it. Check out a collection of garden fences and gates that show just how special they can look in Autumn.

The quieter you become, the more you can hear - hibiscus quote by Ram Dass

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”

~Ram Dass

A recent visit to Biltmore Estates gave me the hibiscus flower image for this quote by the noted American spiritual teacher, psychologist and author Ram Dass

No matter how many mistakes you have made, how slow the progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying. So keep going! - quote by Tony Robbins

“No matter how many mistakes you have made, how slow the progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. So keep going!”

~Tony Robbins

Hydrangeas are the perfect flower to demonstrate the perseverance that this quote signifies. They will even change their color from pink to blue depending on the acid in their soil!  Find out more about growing hydrangeas here.

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”

~Zen Shin

Dahlias don’t need to complete with other flowers! They are show stoppers in their own right. I snapped a picture of this beauty at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Alice Sebold garden quote I like gardening, it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.

“I like gardening, it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.”

~Alice Sebold

Bromeliad flowers, like this gorgeous yellow blossom discovered in the Myriad Botanical Garden, will make any serious gardener lose themselves in thought.

More Motivational Flower Quotes.

It’s amazing how pictures of flowers with quotes can have the ability to turn an upset mood into one of peace. Here are more of my favorites:

Inspirational flower quote - "You can never make the same mistake twice, because the second time you make it, it's not a mistake -  it's a choice!" ~ Steven Denn

“You can never make the same mistake twice, because the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake –  it’s a choice!”

~ Steven Denn

Yellow coneflowers are never a mistake in any cottage garden. They flower all summer long and the birds love the seed heads in autumn. See my tips for growing coneflowers, and learn about the other varieties of echinacea other than purple.

I took this pretty photo at the NC Botanical Garden in Asheville during a recent trip.

"Believe you can and you are halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt inspirational flower quote

“Believe you can and you are halfway there.” 

~Theodore Roosevelt

Washington Park Botanical Garden in Springfield, Illinois was the setting for this impressive dahlia plant. The texture of the petals is amazing!

Stefano Gabbana flower quote "To me flowers are happiness."“To me flowers are happiness.” 

~Stefano Gabbana” 

This is just one of many daylilies on display at Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston, MA. See more of these beauties in my daylily photo gallery.

Ralph Waldo Emerson quote "The earth laughs in flowers."

“The earth laughs in flowers.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunflowers are one of the cheeriest flowers. They also happen to be my my daughter’s favorite flower. Be sure to check out my collection of sunflower quotes for more.

This photo, taken at the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens at Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania shows how much insects love to feed on sunflowers.

Claude Monet Quote "My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece!" on a waterlily photo

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece!”

~Claude Monet 

Waterlilies are one of nature’s true masterpieces.  Read more about them in my post on the International Waterlily Collection in San Angelo, Texas.

Tequila ginger flower with a Martha Smith quote - "I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds."

“I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.”

~Martha Smith 

There were no weeds in the Climatron at the Missouri Botanic Garden in Saint Louis! The amazing building was just full of spectacular flowers like this tequila ginger blossom.

Joshua Tree Flowers with the quote "The love of gardening is a seed, once sown, that never dies."

“The love of gardening is a seed, once sown, that never dies.”

~Gertrude Jekyll 

Joshua Tree National Park is a huge protected area in Southern California. The park is characterized by rugged rock formations and large, twisted Joshua Trees. This one had flower pods on it when we toured the region.

If you enjoy national parks, be sure to check out my list of things to do in Sequoia National Park.

"In search of my mother's garden, I found my own." - flower quote by Alice Walker

“In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.”

~Alice Walker 

My mother has long been the inspiration for my gardening endeavors. These King George Daylilies bloomed beautifully this year and I often thought of her when I admired them.

Read this post to see how I transformed my garden with mom in mind.

The flowers are blooming in my garden and in my soul. Check out this collection of inspirational quotes on photos of flowers. #quotes #motivation #inspiration 🌸🌻🌼🌹 Share on X

Flower Sayings and Quotes

The quotes above are just a few of the many sayings about flowers.  Here are more to inspire you.Claude Monet flower quote "I must have flowers, always, and always."

  • “Every flower must grow through dirt.” ~ Laurie Jean Sennott
  • “Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.” ~ Steve Maraboli
  • “Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.” ~ Shannon Mullen
  • “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • “What a lonely place it would be to have a world without a wildflower!” ~ Roland R. Kemler
  • “Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” ~ John Lennon
  • “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Claude Monet
  • “A weed is but an unloved flower.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • “A flower blossoms for its own joy.” Oscar Wilde
  • “In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” ~ Okakura Kakuzo
  • “Do you suppose she’s a wildflower?” ~ Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland.

The Memphis Botanic Garden has a secret garden area with lots of inspirational quotes from literature. Find out more about it here.

More Inspiring Flower Sayings to Share

Readers of my blog love motivational quotes like these. If you are interested in seeing more of them, be sure to check out these posts, too:Blackboard and pink roses with the quote “Every flower must grow through dirt.”

A Note on These Inspirational Flower Quotes.

Inspirational flower quotes like these take me a long time to make.  If you enjoy them, feel free to share them, (and thank you for that) but please link back to my blog and not to the image itself.

These images and quotes are for personal use only. They may not be used commercially and may not be re-sold.

Pin These Flower Images with Quotes

Would you like a reminder of these motivational flower quotes? Just pin this image to one of your quotes boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

Over 20 inspirational quotes with flowers. Share one today!

Admin note: This post first appeared on the blog in July of 2013. I have updated the post with new quotes and images and added a video for you to enjoy.

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Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

Wow! Thanks for giving this type of knowledge. It will enhance my knowledge.


Monday 21st of June 2021

Oh Finally Thats what i'm looking for thankyou admin for sharing these Flower quotes puns.


Tuesday 16th of March 2021

This is so amazing, i have a beautiful garden with lots of flowers, they are so breath taking. Flowers play an important role in our daily life especially when we come across life challenges. Its unbelievable how flowers can change one's mood in just a second. The quote that stole my heart is this one "flowers grow through dirt" this is true. Continue to inspire us with your flower quotes.


Thursday 24th of September 2020

Thanks for sharing this great post ever and i had great experience.

Robert De Niro

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

such a great post and I appreciate your effort to put on this post. Great tips! I really appreciate your work

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