Monthly Archives: March 2015


March 31, 2015

Do I need a vase

I read once that it’s best when giving fresh cut flowers to someone who is hosting a brunch, lunch, dinner or any other type of event at their home to present the flowers in a vase. At first when I read this, I was a little taken aback: now I have to buy a vase too?!? Then I started to think of the course of events when I’ve arrived at someone else’s home with a bouquet and not always receiv...

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March 24, 2015

Crocus Pickwick

Did I just hear a 'Hallelujah'? Maybe I felt it come from inside me, from the bottom of my toes to the top of my head, because spring has arrived. Though another 6” of snow fell on Friday, the Spring Equinox, it didn’t bother me because I knew we had turned the corner. The corner that one turns and can anticipate something better, something warmer, something brighter: the blue skies extending ...

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March 17, 2015

Pink Flowering Oxalis

Do you associate the clover with St. Patrick's Day as much as I do? The luck of the Irish, the four leaf clover. Did you know that the clover produces a delicate flower, Pink Flowering Oxalis, like the one at the top of this post? I never associated flowers with clovers until I stumbled upon this sweet pink one at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, Arizona. I have since learned that this flowe...

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March 10, 2015

Growing and Maintaining Orchids

For many years I was under the impression that growing orchids was difficult and even harder to get them to re-bloom the next year. I’m even guilty of throwing out a couple of orchid plants after flowering just for that reason. What I have experienced more recently is that they are really easy to care for and bring back year after year. In fact, I have two plants that I have had for at least ...

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