This design made from colourful tiles is one of several at the Tucson Botanical Gardens that celebrate gardening.
The lines at the top of the design are from Thoughts in a Garden, by Yorkshireman, Andrew Marvell, published in the 17th Century:
How could such sweet and wholesome hours
Be reckon’d but with herbs and flowers!
Poetry lovers can read the full text on bartleby.com. I like Marvell’s rebuke in the same poem to those who carve their sweethearts’ names on trees:
Fond lovers, cruel as their flame,
Cut in these trees their mistress’ name;
Little, alas, they know or heed
How far these beauties hers exceed!
Fair trees! wheres’e’er your barks I wound,
No name shall but your own be found.
and these lines that nature lovers may not be able to explain, but can recognise:
Annihilating all that’s made
To a green thought in a green shade.