Floral Blog & Quote Gallery

FLOWER FACT: MEXICAN PETUNIA, PURPLE SHOWERS

November 15, 2019

Mexican Petunia, Purple Showers

Each Mexican Petunia (a.k.a. Purple Showers) bloom lasts for only one 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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FLOWER QUOTE: BEGIN WHAT YOU CAN DO

November 11, 2019

Begin what you can do

MY TWO CENTS Begin what you can do, or dream you can do. Boldness has genius, strength, and magic in it… I find it hard to go after what I’m dream about. My “monkey” brain works hard to defeat me. So, I appreciate Goethe pushing me along and encouraging me to begin, as beginning is the most important part to fulfill any dream, and often the hardest part. So stay true to what you are passi...

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ADVENTURES IN THE BLOOMING WORLD OF FLOWERS

November 03, 2019

Canada Lily

I have been on the move once again, which makes me think about the wonderful adventures in the blooming world of flowers. Here are some of my favorite field trips. Most recently was my field trip along CA-92 in Half Moon Bay, California. I was delightfully surprised by the variety of floral places that could be found in this one location… I learn so much going to botanical gardens, bu...

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FLOWER FACT: TEMPLE FIRE BOUGAINVELLIA

November 01, 2019

Temple Fire Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is also known as Paperflower due to the colorful, papery bracts that form immense color displays, making this plant so infamous. 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: LET US DECIDE

October 28, 2019

Let Us Decide

MY TWO CENTS Let us decide on the route that we wish to take to pass our life, and attempt to sow that route with flowers… The first part is the contemplative part; the part that is about choosing what kind of person you want to be and what kind of life you want to live. It takes thought, effort and work. It means not living day to day, but consciously making a choice on who you want to be, so ...

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FLOWER FACT: GREAT BLUE LOBELIA

October 18, 2019

Friday's Flower Fact: Great Blue Lobelia

This Great Blue Lobelia may self seed in optimum conditions, e.g. along streams, ponds or wet meadows, to form colonies. 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: 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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BLOOMING INSPIRATIONS

October 06, 2019

Parkland Glory Dahlia

Flowers inspire me every day and below are some blooming inspirations that also inspire me. These thoughtful quotes make me slow down and consider how I can apply them in my life. I hope these quotes fill your day and life with inspiration and encouragement, too. If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment… Her quote encapsulates the meaning beh...

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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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