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100 beautiful flower quotes & flower captions for instagram

Are you searching for the best flower quotes and flower captions?  This list has over one hundred beautiful flower sayings and inspirational floral quotes to lift your mood and put a smile on your face.


The power of flowers

Flowers just make life better, don’t they?

We use them to convey messages of love and support, we enjoy their beauty and their fragrance, and growing them in our gardens helps us to embrace nature and can even improve our mental health.  Flowers are also an absolutely vital part of our food chain, and contribute to the welfare of pretty much every species on our planet.

When you think about all of these ways that flowers impact on our lives, it’s no wonder that so many people have been inspired to write about them.


The best flower quotes

I’ve created this list of over one hundred flower quotes and captions about flowers to make it easy for you to find the perfect words.

I’ve included beautiful flower quotes, inspiring quotes about a flower, happy flower quotes, flower love quotes, and short flower quotes for when you want to keep it simple.  There are also flower proverbs to enjoy, and funny flower quotes to make you giggle.

Make sure you bookmark this post, so you can come back to it whenever you need a floral quote for a photo or social media post – or simply a bit of a flower fix!

Flower captions for instagram and flowers quotes for instagram photos

Looking for instagram captions about flowers, or flower quotes for instagram?  You’ll be spoilt for choice with this selection of brilliant flower quotes to use with your flower pictures.  As well as being great captions for flowers photos, they’re also perfect for adding to floral greeting cards, school nature projects, and texts.

Make sure you check out my nature hashtags copy and paste lists too.  As well as a list of popular hashtags for flower photos, there are lots of other nature-themed lists that will save you loads of time and help your instagram posts reach a wider audience.


Beautiful flower quotes

Here’s a selection of beautiful quotes about flowers to get you started.

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard de Nerval

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” – Edwin Curran

“Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes.” – Arundhati Roy

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.” – Buddha

“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.” – Luther Burbank

“Flowers whisper ‘Beauty!’ to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall.” – Dr. SunWolf

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.” – William Wordsworth

Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


Joyful and happy flower quotes

If you need an uplifting caption for flowers, there are plenty here to choose from.

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank

“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” – Okakura Kakuzo

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” – Iris Murdoch

“Flowers are like friends; they bring colour to your world.”– Unknown

“Joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.” – John Harrigan


Inspiring flower quotes

These inspirational flower quotes work brilliantly as captions for flower photos, but they’re also a lovely pick-me-up in their own right.

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson

Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.” – Shannon Mullen

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

“Flowers grow back, even after they are stepped on. So will I.” – Unknown

“The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.” – Robert Leighton

“Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.” – Jeremy Bentham

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” – Theodore Roethke

“I’d rather wear flowers in my hair, than diamonds around my neck.” – Unknown

“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.” – Miranda Kerr

“By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Flowers don’t tell; they show.” – Stephanie Skeem

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.” – George Eliot

“Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.” – Steve Maraboli

“Be honest, be nice, be a flower not a weed.” – Aaron Neville


Funny flower quotes

Keep things light-hearted with these funny flower blossom quotes and funny flower captions.

“If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.” -Doug Larson

“I named all my children after flowers. There’s Lillie and Rose and my son, Artificial.” – Bert Williams

“If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.” – Alan Bennett

“If you want to say it with flowers, remember that a single rose screams in your face: ‘I’m cheap!” – Delta Burke

At my age flowers scare me.” – George Burns

“Money is a powerful aphrodisiac but flowers work almost as well.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.” – Brian Clough


Blooming flower quotes

These quotes about blooming flowers are the perfect accompaniment to a stunning bouquet.

“A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it just blooms.” – Mashona Dhliwayo

“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” – Jim Carrey

“Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colours, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Minds are like flowers; they open only when the time is right.” – Unknown

“A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

“Every flower blooms in its own time.” – Ken Petti

“If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it.” – Matshona Dhliwayo


Wild flower quotes

Like your flowers more natural? Check out these wildflower quotes.

“Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” – E.V.

“Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers.” – Lady Bird Johnson

“She is like a wildflower; beautiful, fierce, and free.” – Unknown

“One person’s weed is another person’s wildflower.” – Susan Wittig Albert

“What a lonely place it would be to have a world without a wildflower!” – Roland R. Kemler

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.” – Susan Polis Schutz


Flower love quotes

Sometimes flowers can say a thousand words, but these love quotes about flowers can also help you get the message across.

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” – Max Muller

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” – Claudia Adrienne Grandi

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo

“Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love – the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.” – Dorothea Dix

“She sprouted love like flowers, grew a garden in her mind, and even on the darkest days, from her smile the sun still shined.” – Erin Hanson

“Love is like wildflowers; it’s often found in the most unlikely places.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.” – Sheryl Crow

“My love for you blossoms every day.” – Unknown

“A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once if love gives a man eyes.” – James Russell Lowell

“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon


Short flower quotes

Keep it simple with these short quotes about flowers and short flower captions for instagram.

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” – Oscar Wilde

“Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.” – Sigmund Freud

“The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.” – William Wordsworth

“He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.” – Mary Howitt

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” – Claude Monet

“Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“Every flower must grow through dirt.” – Laurie Jean Sennott

“A weed is but an unloved flower.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“These stars of earth, these golden flowers.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse

“To me, flowers are happiness.” – Stefano Gabbana

“Flowers preach to us if we will hear.” – Christina Rossetti


Flower quotes about life

How about some quotes on flowers and life to inspire you?

“We don’t ask a flower any special reason for its existence. We just look at it and are able to accept it as being something different from ourselves.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Flowers grow out of dark moments.” – Corita Kent

“I am in awe of flowers. Not because of their colours, but because even though they have dirt in their roots, they still grow. They still bloom.” – D. Antoinette Foy

“I always think the flowers can see us, and know what we are thinking about.” – George Eliot

“Flowers didn’t ask to be flowers and I didn’t ask to be me.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“A world of grief and pain, flowers bloom – even then.” – Kobayashi Issa


Quotes about spring flowers

There’s an abundance of spring-themed flower quotes and blossom quotes to enjoy.

“The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.” – S. Brown

“Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.” – Bishop Reginald Heber

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” – Pablo Neruda

“If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” – St Therese of Lisieux

“If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.” – Audra Foveo

“What a strange thing! To be alive, beneath cherry blossoms.” – Kobayashi Issa

“Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.” – Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?” – Neltje Blanchan

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne

“When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” – William Wordsworth

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” – Ruth Stout


Garden flower quotes

Gardens and flowers go hand-in-hand, so you may need one of these garden-themed instagram flower quotes.

Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.” – Clare Ansberry

“The very best relationship has a gardener and a flower. The gardener nurtures and the flower blooms.” – Carole Radziwill

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” – A A Milne

“I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error.” – Sara Stein

“If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.” – Robert Brault

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn


Smell the flowers quotes

These meaningful flower quotations will get you thinking.

“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” – Walter Hagen

“I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.” – Herbert Rappaport

“Take time to smell the roses.” – Proverb

“I love to smell flowers in the dark … You get hold of their soul then.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” – Ben Hogan

“The beauty of life is in each precious moment! Stop and smell the roses” – Unknown


Flower sayings & Flower proverbs

For a time-honoured saying about flowers, proverbs are always worth a look.

Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands. – Japanese proverb

All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today. – Indian proverb

A person born to be a flower pot will not go beyond the porch. – Mexican Proverb

April showers bring May flowers. – English proverb

The flowers in your garden don’t smell as sweet as those in the wild, but they last much longer. – Chinese Proverb

To an optimist every weed is a flower; to a pessimist every flower is a weed. – Finnish proverb

A good bee will not go to a drooping flower. – Romanian Proverb

The most beautiful flowers flourish in the shade. – Japanese Proverb

The gardener who loves roses is slave to a thousand thorns. – Turkish proverb

Yesterday’s flowers are today’s dreams. – Japanese proverb

More lovely flower quotes

Still hungry for more quotations about flowers?  Check out this video.

Share your favourite flower quotes

I hope you’ve found this list of quotes about flowers and flower captions for instagram inspiring, uplifting and useful!  For even more flower-themed quotes, pop over to my post on quotes about sunflowers and sunflower captions. Please do share your favourite flower quote or flower instagram captions in the comments so we can all enjoy it too 🙂


More inspiring quotes on nature

If you’d like to explore some more quotes, I have posts on nature captions, garden quotes, tree quotes and waterfall quotes.

You might also like to take a look at my flower jokes and flower puns post.  As well as making you smile, it’s full of even more flower captions for instagram posts and reels.  This is just one of a whole series which includes garden jokes, plant puns, bee jokes, bird jokes, tree jokes and fruit jokes.

And if you want an even bigger floral fix, you’ll probably enjoy my series on birth month flowers and their meanings.


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