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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: HUNGARIAN BLUE BREAD SEED POPPY

December 15, 2017

Flower Fact: Hungarian Blue Bread Seed Poppy

Unlike its ornamental counterparts, the bread seed poppy does not shed its seeds when ripe. A high number of poppy seeds are contained within the seedpods, which can be used in baking muffins, cakes, bread and bagels, and they are the only non-toxic part of the plant. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join me on this journey of the discovery and delight of the...

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FLOWER QUOTE: GIVE THANKS FOR A LITTLE

December 11, 2017

FLOWER QUOTE: GIVE THANKS FOR A LITTLE

MY TWO CENTS Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot… As mentioned below in ‘about the author,’ this quote was not written by one person, but credit is given to the Hausa people. I took it to be a general belief of the Hausa people, and one that speaks a very positive and appreciative tone. I think we would all be a lot happier if we did take the time to give thanks and in turn we ...

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A GIFT OF WONDER

December 10, 2017

Picotee Amaryllis

The holidays are such a bright and cheerful time of year. Here in the Northeast it’s even more appreciated, since all of the vivid color of the past seasons has faded away. So, I started to think about what can be done to bring color and cheer into the months of January, February and March. Then I thought, how about a gift of wonder for after the holidays: forced bulbs for growing indoors. By g...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: CHRISTMAS CACTUS

December 08, 2017

Friday's Flower Fact: Christmas Cactus

Using darkness and temperature, Christmas Cactus can be forced to bloom during other times of the year. 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: PATIENCE IS NOT SIMPLY

December 04, 2017

Patience Is Not Simply The Ability To Wait

MY TWO CENTS Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it’s how we behave while we’re waiting… Having patience is not necessarily my strong suit. With that said, I’m in complete agreement with this quote, as I will reflect on myself and am often disheartened by my lack of patience. I liken patience to growing a garden or forcing bulbs inside during the winter time. You put in the hard ...

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THE MAGICAL HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW

December 03, 2017

NYBG Holiday Train Show

Whenever I’m in New York City (NYC) or going over the White Stone Bridge, I’m always on the lookout for the Empire State Building, especially at night to see the spire with its radiant and colorful glow. Recently, I happened upon another view of it, and that was at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) Holiday Train Show. This year they have added a new replica of the Empire State Building and ...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: DESERT BLUEBELLS

December 01, 2017

Desert Bluebells

In spring following a moist winter, thousands of these wildflowers, desert bluebells, bloom early in the season, forming masses of rich deep blue. 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: CHRISTMAS ISN’T A SEASON

November 27, 2017

Flower Quote: Christmas Isn't A Season. It's A Feeling.

MY TWO CENTS Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. I tried to find where this quote came from, meaning if it was from one of Ferber’s books or plays or if it was something she said outside of her writing, but to no avail. No matter though, it’s a lovely and simple quote, and yet complex at the same time. Wishing you the warm and joyful feeling of Christmas. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Edna F...

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BLOOMING GIFTS: MY FAVORITE FLORAL BOOKS

November 26, 2017

Blooming Gifts: My Favorite Floral Books

For me, my favorite item to give as a gift is a book, and I love to receive them too. They transport me to see things I have never seen before, teach me things I never knew, expand my view of the world and give me a chance to dream. Below is a selection of six of my favorite floral books that would make excellent gifts for the holidays or any time of year. 1. Flowers: Art and Bouquets by Sixtine...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: ENGLEMANN’S PRICKLY PEAR

November 24, 2017

Friday's Flower Fact: Englemann’s Prickly Pear Cactus

Fruit from the Prickly Pear cactus is used to make jellies, juices, candies and even vodka! Be careful to remove all of the skin and spines before consuming raw. 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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