Floral Blog & Quote Gallery

FLOWER QUOTE: EVERY FLOWER BLOOMS

October 14, 2019

Every flower blooms at a different pace.

MY TWO CENTS Every flower blooms at a different pace… What a true and lovely quote. As it is for flower, so it is the same for us. Each of us blooms and grows at different rates. Every part of the process takes effort and work: blooming and growing. With blooming there is the work of gathering the nutrition and the knowledge to bloom, but it makes a fuller life. Then sometimes it’s nice to so...

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FLOWER FACT: WOOD’S PINK NEW YORK ASTER

October 04, 2019

Wood’s Pink New York Aster

Asters are the mainstay of many fall gardens and the Wood’s Pink New York Aster is a compact gem that requires no staking, and is very clear of mildew, compared to others. 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 HONEST, BE NICE

September 23, 2019

Be Honest, Be Nice, Be A Flower, Not A Weed

MY TWO CENTS Be honest, be nice, be a flower not a weed… I love how simple and straight forward Aaron Neville’s quote is. Be honest in all you do, be nice to all who you interact with and be a flower: resilient, strong, and radiating joy and beauty. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Aaron Joseph Neville (born January 24, 1941) is an American R&B and soul vocalist and musician. He has had four platinum...

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ONE THING

September 15, 2019

One Thing

One thing I’m working on this year is my gratitude. One of the ways I work on it is, every morning, my goal is to write at least five things (though usually it’s more like fifteen or twenty) that I’m grateful for from the day before. It’s been about a month since we started, and it’s simple but a really nice way to connect at the end of the day, and for each of us to share our day. Wit...

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FLOWER FACT: SUPERBELLS TANGERINE PUNCH

September 13, 2019

Superbells Tangerine Punch

Proper watering is the key to growing good Superbells Tangerine Punch, a hybrid produced for its easy care compared to petunias. 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: CREATIVITY LIES IN PARADOX

September 09, 2019

Creativity lies in paradox

MY TWO CENTS Creativity lies in paradox: serious art is born from serious play… This is something that Julia Cameron writes about in her book, The Artist's Way, and the necessity to play in order to create. Often, I forget to play, but I’m glad to be reminded to take the time to do so along with nurturing myself. Then the real art will come. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Julia Cameron (b. March 4, 194...

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HERB COLLECTION AND A RUSTIC TOOL BOX?

September 01, 2019

Herbs and a Rustic Tool Box

White Flower Farm is a favorite catalog and source for many lovely bulbs, flowers, seeds and inspirations. One idea that I was inspired by and wanted to have is an herb collection in a rustic tool box planter. I had seen it on their website, and I kept coming back to it. Finally, I asked for it as a gift and when my husband went to order it, it was ‘Sold Out.’ I waited too long, and I was bumm...

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FLOWER FACT: WILD SWEET WILLIAM

August 30, 2019

Flower Fact: Wild Sweet William | Meadow Phlox

Compared to garden phlox, phlox maculata has shiner, thicker and thinner leaves that show superb mildew resistance. 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: BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED

August 26, 2019

Flower Quote: Bloom Where You Are Planted

MY TWO CENTS Bloom where you are planted… What an interesting statement. I see it as not letting your circumstances hold you back from growing and flourishing. Blogger, Tom Langford, has a different take on it. After reading his post, please share what you think with me below in the comments section. ABOUT THE AUTHOR The Bishop of Geneva, Saint Francis de Sale (August 21, 1567 – December...

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FLOWER FACT: MILKSHAKE CONEFLOWER

August 16, 2019

Milkshake Coneflower

This fun selection of coneflower resembles a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day. 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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