"but had I place to new fashion, I should not put myself into the hands of an improver. I would rather have an inferior degree of beauty, of my own choice, and acquired progressively. I would rather abide by my own blunders than by his." (Obvious what Jane Austen thinks of this character!)
From, Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
The flower? In my winter garden. Living history. A camellia of course.