It starts with a seed.
When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
-Sir Winston Churchill
Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.
If you would know strength and patience,
welcome the company of trees.
It is not much for its beauty that makes a claim
upon men's hearts, as for that subtle, something,
that quality of air that emanates from old trees,
that so wonderfully changes
and renews a weary spirit.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams.
The oak sleeps in the acorn.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you... while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
Here are some natives you might want to add
to your Florida yard: