Monthly Archives: December 2017

ALL THAT HAS BLOOMED IN 2017

December 31, 2017

All that bloomed in 2017

As I look back on 2017 and all that has bloomed and transpired with each Wednesday’s Flower and Cutting Room Floor, I’m grateful, as it continues to remind me of what an amazing world we live in. It’s quite extraordinary to look back and see such a stunning array of budding blooms from all over the world. It’s quite extraordinary to look back and see such a stunning array of budding bloo...

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FLOWER QUOTE: I HOPE THAT IN THIS YEAR TO COME

December 28, 2017

Flower Quote: I Hope That In This Year To Come

MY TWO CENTS I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something… We are here on this earth for such a short time. What’s it worth if ...

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ON THIS WINTER DAY

December 24, 2017

On This Winter Day

On this winter day, the day before Christmas, I want to wish you and yours the most happy of holiday seasons. And with all that needs to be done to prepare for Santa’s appearance, I hope you take a couple of moments and think about what this time of years means to you and what you are thankful for. For me, this is my most favorite of holidays, and I’m very grateful for all that I have, and eve...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: KARMA THALIA DAHLIA

December 22, 2017

Friday's Flower Fact: Karma Thalia Dahlia

Karma Thalia Dahlias are vegetatively propagated, unlike typical dahlias which are sold as tubers, and are exclusively available from Gloeckner. 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: BLESSED IS THE SEASON

December 18, 2017

Blessed Is the Season

MY TWO CENTS Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love… This is one of Hamilton Mabie’s best known quotes, and I can see why. It is an uplifting and optimistic quote, that we could all find it in our hearts and souls to engage as a whole world to promote this wonderful conspiracy of love; to be the best we all can be and to create a world where we can all liv...

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THE PERFECT GIFT

December 17, 2017

The Perfect Gift

What would mean the most to you this holiday season? Giving the perfect gift, receiving the perfect gift, or making a difference in someone else’s life? As I write this, I know in my heart that the most meaningful of all is to give to those who are in need, and I will admit that I always could do more. Each act of kindness can change the world. By donating a present to a child in need for Chri...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: HUNGARIAN BLUE BREAD SEED POPPY

December 15, 2017

Flower Fact: Hungarian Blue Bread Seed Poppy

Unlike its ornamental counterparts, the bread seed poppy does not shed its seeds when ripe. A high number of poppy seeds are contained within the seedpods, which can be used in baking muffins, cakes, bread and bagels, and they are the only non-toxic part of the plant. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the...

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FLOWER QUOTE: GIVE THANKS FOR A LITTLE

December 11, 2017

FLOWER QUOTE: GIVE THANKS FOR A LITTLE

MY TWO CENTS Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot… As mentioned below in ‘about the author,’ this quote was not written by one person, but credit is given to the Hausa people. I took it to be a general belief of the Hausa people, and one that speaks a very positive and appreciative tone. I think we would all be a lot happier if we did take the time to give thanks and in turn we ...

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A GIFT OF WONDER

December 10, 2017

Picotee Amaryllis

The holidays are such a bright and cheerful time of year. Here in the Northeast it’s even more appreciated, since all of the vivid color of the past seasons has faded away. So, I started to think about what can be done to bring color and cheer into the months of January, February and March. Then I thought, how about a gift of wonder for after the holidays: forced bulbs for growing indoors. By g...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: CHRISTMAS CACTUS

December 08, 2017

Friday's Flower Fact: Christmas Cactus

Using darkness and temperature, Christmas Cactus can be forced to bloom during other times of the year. 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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