Monthly Archives: July 2018

FLOWER QUOTE: SOME PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS

July 30, 2018

Monday's Flower Quote: Some people are always grumbling

MY TWO CENTS Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses… I appreciate being reminded that it all comes down to how you see it or reframe it. You can see the rose and be distracted by and complain about the thorns, or you can see the thorns and rejoice in the rose. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jean-Baptistie Alphonse Karr (November 24, 1808 – Septe...

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JOY, SURPRISE AND FRUSTRATION

July 29, 2018

My Cutting Garden

My cutting garden brings joy, surprise, and frustration (at times). The joy is a seed germinating into a lovely and colorful flower. The surprise is that I never know what is going to reseed on its own. The frustration is about what does not bloom and, as always, the weeding that is endless. The Dahlias are struggling a little as only half of the tubers are growing, but I know I will love ...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: HOP MARJORAM

July 27, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact Hop Marjoram

Hop Marjoram is a culinary herb with healing properties. This oregano symbolizes love and is said to be an aphrodisiac. 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 TRUE BEAUTY OF MUSIC

July 23, 2018

The True Beauty of Music

MY TWO CENTS The true beauty of music is that it connects people… Music has many wonderful attributes and can affect my mood in the most happy and delightful ways. It has created moments of connecting with my husband when I get hooked on a song. I’ll play it loud, and we’ll dance to it in my office or the living room. It also connects me to others, and there is one fun and surprising connec...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: CHIVE

July 20, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Chive

Chives are the only allium that is native to both the new and old worlds and is useful to control garden pests because of their insect-repelling properties. 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 LESSON I HAVE LEARNT

July 16, 2018

The Lesson I Have Learnt

MY TWO CENTS The lesson I have learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives… The happiness that gardens do bring. They share their beauty and many lessons of life with us on a daily basis. There isn’t a day that I don’t love looking out at my garden and experiencing all of the happiness it brings to me. Working in my garden brings ...

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HEALING HERBS AND FLOWERS

July 15, 2018

Healing Herbs and Flowers

Herbs and flowers have many wondrous healing powers; so many more than I could ever imagine. I have learned about some of these healing herbs and flowers from Ellen at Second Nature Herb Farm at the Dorset Market. It’s always a joy and experience visiting her stand on Sundays. With each of these herbs she picks the flowers in bloom, soaks them in olive oil and then steeps the blossoms and olive...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: MAIDEN PINK

July 13, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact Maiden Pink

Maiden Pink is a “species pinks”, one that is used as a parent to produce many of the pinks cultivars seen in nurseries. 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: BE KIND, FOR EVERYONE YOU MEET

July 09, 2018

Be Kind For Everyone You Meet

MY TWO CENTS Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle… I have heard this quote or something very close to it a handful of times, and it really strikes a cord. It’s so easy to be in my own space, and to not take the time to be aware that everyone I intersect with has their own battle they are dealing with. Life is a challenge for each of us, and I will have to work on taking mo...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: SPREADING SUNSET LANTANA

July 06, 2018

Spreading Sunset Lantana

Many bird species delight in the small purple-blue lantana berries, however the rest of the plant is poisonous to animals. 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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