Then, amid a burst of wild, sweet music, the Frost-King placed the Flower crown on his head, and knelt to little Violet; while far and near, over the broad green earth, sounded the voices of flowers, singing their thanks to the gentle Fairy, and the summer wind was laden with perfumes, which they sent as tokens of their gratitude; and wherever she went, old trees bent down to fold their slender branches round her, flowers laid their soft faces against her own, and whispered blessings; even the humble moss bent over the little feet, and kissed them as they passed.
Our good Queen is ever striving to keep the dear flowers from the power of the cruel Frost-King; many ways she tried, but all have failed.
GIRL [hopefully] I can give you change for a tanner, kind lady.
They walked along listening to the singing of the brightly colored birds and looking at the lovely flowers
which now became so thick that the ground was carpeted with them.
But if you wish to see the Flower
Queen's daughter go up the second mountain: the Dragon's old mother lives there, and she has a ball every night, to which the Flower
Queen's daughter goes regularly.
Thus I can understand how a flower
and a bee might slowly become, either simultaneously or one after the other, modified and adapted in the most perfect manner to each other, by the continued preservation of individuals presenting mutual and slightly favourable deviations of structure.
Just then the Tulip Society of Haarlem offered a prize for the discovery (we dare not say the manufacture) of a large black tulip without a spot of colour, a thing which had not yet been accomplished, and was considered impossible, as at that time there did not exist a flower
of that species approaching even to a dark nut brown.
When she saw Jorindel she was very angry, and screamed with rage; but she could not come within two yards of him, for the flower
he held in his hand was his safeguard.
But this hedge I intend to be raised upon a bank, not steep, but gently slope, of some six foot, set all with flowers
is much noticed by Lewenhoeck and Tournefort.
They now thought of placing the boxes across the gutter, so that they nearly reached from one window to the other, and looked just like two walls of flowers
Botany was, I knew, a favourite study of his: and these flowers
were to me so entirely new and mysterious, that I was really curious to see what a botanist would say of them.