Monthly Archives: August 2016

Flower Quote: Normality is a Paved

August 29, 2016

Rudbeckia hirta

MY TWO CENTS How apropos from the famous artist who painted flowers among many other subjects, to give such thoughtful words to remind each of us to not be part of the status quo but to walk where it may be challenging, with the risk being worth the reward. ABOUT THE AUTHOR A very well know Post-Impressionist artist who created over 2,100 pieces of art that included still lifes, landscape, po...

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Friday’s Flower Fact: California Poppy

August 26, 2016

California Poppy

The state flower of California, this poppy-like flower not only closes at night, but also in cold or cloudy weather. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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Flower Quote: What I Learned

August 22, 2016

What I Learned From Flowers

MY TWO CENTS Maybe that is why I spend so much time with flowers; to learn to live effortlessly. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marty Rubin was an author and gay activist. He has written many other profound quotes that I look forward to sharing in the future. FEATURED FLOWER Poppy Mallow

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Friday’s Flower Fact: Magellan Zinnia

August 19, 2016

Magellan Zinnia

Low maintenance, heat tolerant and brilliantly colored Magellan zinnias bloom just six weeks after sowing. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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Flower Quote: I Will Go Pick Daisies

August 15, 2016

I will go pick daisies

MY TWO CENTS Love the lightness and joy of this quote. So, let’s go pick some flowers and bring some joy into our lives. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kimber Annie Engstrom is from Nashville, Tennessee and she is the author of this fun and whimsical quote. I was unable to get a lot more information about her, but her Pinterest statement is: “I’m all about melody, poetry, beauty and love.” FEATU...

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Friday’s Flower Fact: Blue Boy Bachelor’s Button

August 12, 2016

Blue Boy Bachelor's Button

Blue boy bachelor's button flowers were worn in folklore by young men in love. It was a sign that love would not be returned if the flower faded too quickly. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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FLOWER QUOTE: THE HUM OF BEES

August 08, 2016

The hum of bees

MY TWO CENTS I couldn't agree more, and without the bees and other pollinators there would be no garden. And yes, when they buzz by me, I still react more than I would like...check out my blog. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Elizabeth Lawrence was an American garden writer and the first woman to graduate from North Carolina State University as a landscape architect. She published her first book in 1942 and...

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Friday’s Flower Fact: Snow in Summer

August 05, 2016

Snow in Summer - Friday's Flower Fact - Floating Petals

This plant, Snow in Summer, can be mowed to 2” after flowering to deadhead and tidy appearance. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the 400,000+ flowers that petal our world.

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Flower Quote: Life is Not Measured

August 01, 2016

Life is not measured by

MY TWO CENTS How many breathless moments do you want to have? ABOUT THE AUTHOR I will not be able to expound upon Maya Angelou nearly enough to give her the credit and admiration she deserves. She was an American poet, civil rights activist and memorist. She was a very accomplished author who profoundly touched many people, and still does to this day. From my perspective, and the few times I...

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