Monthly Archives: May 2019

FLOWER QUOTE: THE HUM OF BEES

May 20, 2019

The hum of bees

MY TWO CENTS I couldn't agree more, and without the bees and other pollinators we wouldn't have the gardens that we all love so much. 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 publish...

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THE FABULOUS WORLD OF DAHLIAS

May 19, 2019

XXL Sunset Dahlia

It's that time of the year to plant Dahlias again. So, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some interesting facts about the fabulous world of dahlias. The dahlia flowers and tubers are edible, but I recommend growing them for their beauty instead. Common Name | Dahlia Botanical Name | Dahlia Family | Asteraceae Type | Tuberous perennial Origin | Central America Zone |...

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FLOWER FACT: ANGEL WING BEGONIA LANA

May 10, 2019

Flower Fact: Angel Wing Begonia Lana

This begonia was developed in the late 1960’s to early 1970’s and is only propagated by division or tip cuttings. Once you have a plant, share with your friends! 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: WHATEVER YOU ARE

May 06, 2019

Whatever You Are, Be A Good One

MY TWO CENTS Whatever you are, be a good one… I’m one to want to do everything as there are so many wonderful and exciting things to do in this world. That then does not allow me to always be good at whatever I am doing, but it’s something I have been focusing on. With the inspiration of Lincoln’s quote and learning from Greg McKeown’s book ‘Essentialism’, I’m working on being goo...

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PREPARING YOUR SPRING GARDEN

May 05, 2019

Preparing Your Spring Garden

Last year in Westport, CT, I attended one of Terrain’s Coffee and Conversation Events: Preparing Your Spring Garden. I was there to get the real “dirt” on how to prepare my garden. Angela Truck, who is their Exterior Design Specialist, lead the conversation. As I have found from the other Coffee and Conversations, she has a wealth of knowledge and information. I learn something new every t...

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