Remembering Victor Hugo

Today in 1885, Victor Hugo died, the author of the Hunchback of Notre-Dame as well as Les Miserables. A gardener, Hugo had many wonderful garden-inspired quotes:

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey." 

"Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it."

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”

"How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said."  


As featured on
The Daily Gardener podcast:

Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all.
Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo