Burpee Seed Company
It's the birthday of Elbert Green Hubbard born on this day in 1856.
He was a writer, artist, and philosopher. Among Hubbard's many publications, with the piece, he wrote about the founder of the Burpee Seed Company called, "The business of distributing flower seeds."
It was Elbert Hubbard who gave us these marvelous quotes:
"Our finest flowers are often weeds transplanted."
"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world."
"To me, flowers are happiness.
If I had but two loaves of bread
I would sell one of them
& buy White Hyacinths to feed my soul.”
"Without love, the world would only echo cries of pain, the sun would only shine to show us grief, each rustle of the wind among the leaves would be a sigh, and all the flowers fit only to garland graves."
In 1915, Albert Hubbard and his wife, Alice, guy.
They were on a ship called The Lusitania when it was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland.