Monthly Archives: July 2019

FLOWER FACT: AVENS

July 19, 2019

Avens

This flower, Avens (botanical name: Geum ‘Queen of Orange’), is a relative of the strawberry. 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: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

July 15, 2019

Nothing Is Impossible | Audrey Hepburn

MY TWO CENTS Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’… Audrey Hepburn took the time to reframe something negative into something positive. Often it’s worth the effort to reframe a negative moment, and to see it in a more positive light, as it’s probably not as bad as it once was thought of or viewed. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929 – January 20,...

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IT STINKS

July 07, 2019

Corpse Flower

It’s been in the news, and it stinks. In this case, ‘it stinks’ doesn’t mean a bad or unpleasant situation. It means it smells rancid, and this rancid, putrid aroma comes from of all places, a flower. I know I only think of flowers as having lovely aromas like lavender or peonies or roses, but this flower is not your average bloom. Besides having an overwhelming rancid aroma, it takes 7-10...

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FLOWER FACT: PRAIRIE SMOKE AVENS

July 05, 2019

Flower Fact: Prairie Smoke Avens

Feathery gray tails form on the Prairie Smoke Avens seeds after flowers fade, resembling a plume of smoke or whiskers. 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: FLOWERS CAN’T SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS

July 01, 2019

Flower Quote: Flowers can't solve all problems, but they're a great start.

MY TWO CENTS Flowers can’t solve all problems, but they’re a great start… It’s true, flowers cannot solve problems, but they sure can help. If nothing else, they distract me from my problems, and they always make me feel better. I think we all need to spend more time seeking out, being with, and having many flowers in our lives. Whether it’s a single flower on your desk, a potted flower...

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