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FLOWER QUOTE: THE BEST TIME TO PLANT A TREE

April 23, 2018

Flower Quote: The Best Time To Plant A Tree

MY TWO CENTS The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now… With Arbor Day* on Friday, April 27th in the United States, this felt like the perfect reminder to plant a tree. It would be a wonderful way to honor Arbor Day and to take the time to give back to the earth as it constantly gives to us. What is your favorite tree and what are you going to plant this Arbor ...

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FLORAL TRAVELS

April 22, 2018

My Floral Travels

My floral travels map shows the many beautiful locations I have been able to visit. At a glance of the maps, you might be thinking that I live quite the charmed life gallivanting from city to city. I will say that I do believe I have a wonderful life, and I am quite blessed, but it’s not as simple as that: I’m a graphic artist. For the last 19 years, I’ve been a Managing Partner and Art Dire...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: PANSY ORCHID

April 20, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Pansy Orchid

Pansy orchid flowers persist about six weeks on the plant, but they do not last well when cut, and therefore are not suitable for corsages or cut flower arrangements. 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: LIFE IS LIKE A FLOWER

April 16, 2018

Flower Quote: Life is like a flower

MY TWO CENTS Life is like a flower, it grows into something beautiful…I, too, believe that both life and flowers grow into something beautiful. It takes effort, though, nurturing and giving loving care both to yourself and your flowers. I hope you take some time this week to give yourself some loving care, so you can see your life grow into something beautiful. ABOUT THE AUTHOR I was unable...

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BLOOMING SUBJECTS: HOW DO I PICK THEM?

April 15, 2018

Blooming Subjects: How Do I Pick Them?

Get it?…my blooming subjects: how do I pick them? Actually, I don’t hand pick any of them unless I photograph them in my studio. When it comes to choosing my blooming subjects, I look for something unique. I always love the well-known flowers like peonies, tulips and cosmos. The artist in me also pushes me to look for the unique, curious and unknown. I find it also opens up a new world of wond...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: GRAPE HYACINTH

April 13, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Grape Hyacinth

The violet blue cluster of flowers somewhat resembles a bunch of grapes, hence the common name, Grape Hyacinth. 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 EXPERIENCE NO MATTER HOW BAD

April 09, 2018

Englemann’s Prickly Pear Cactus

MY TWO CENTS Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it…When dealing with a challenging situation, it's often so much easier to see how hard and difficult it is. The feeling of ‘woe is me’ attitude. The truth is that no matter how bad it may seem, there is always something to gain strength and to grow from it. Like this cac...

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BLOOMING SUBJECTS: IT’S ALL ABOUT LOCATION

April 08, 2018

Blooming Subjects: It's All About Location

So how do I pick my blooming subjects? First, as they say, it’s all about location. In this case, I have six places I photograph: Out in nature, is a very peaceful and calming place to experience other wildflowers. I shoot in my studio/office. I don't shoot there as much as I did when I started, as I find there is something special about experiencing flowers in their own habitat. My own...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: ANGELIQUE TULIP

April 06, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Angelique Tulip

If the Angelique Tulip is used as a cut flower, replant annually, as cutting will diminish vigor. 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 LEAVE SOME

April 02, 2018

Flowers Leave Some Of Their Fragrance

MY TWO CENTS Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them… One interpretation of this quote is that there is no act of kindness that goes unrewarded. I read it to mean more or less the same, that by giving, it is amazing what you can receive back. I know by sharing flowers you will always be giving a smile and receiving one too. When was the last time you gave someone a s...

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