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FLOWER QUOTE: ALMOST EVERY PERSON, FROM CHILDHOOD

October 16, 2017

Almost Every Person From Childhood - Lady Bird Johnson

MY TWO CENTS Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers… I do hope everyone as a child or as an adult has had the chance to experience a wildflower or a field of wildflowers. For me, reading this quote brings me back to those times of experiencing the wonder of wildflowers as a child. That feeling is one I want to reflect on and take hold of so th...

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JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS…

October 15, 2017

Orange Daylily, Ditch Lily

Have you ever had one of those days that doesn’t go quite right? I would guess that you are nodding yes, if not fervently. Well, I sure had one of those days while on a photo shoot at Conejo Valley Botanic Garden in Thousand Oaks, California. Shedding a few tears is okay, and I am not to be deterred by the challenges that come my way. After arriving in Los Angeles, I stopped to survey the bota...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: JAPANESE ROOF IRIS

October 13, 2017

Friday's Flower Fact: Japanese Roof Iris

The White Roof Iris has been cultivated on sod or thatched roofs in Japan and China for centuries. 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: ATTENTION IS THE RAREST AND PUREST FORM

October 09, 2017

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity

MY TWO CENTS Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity…The author, Simone Weil, lived too short of a life, but she also lived way before cell phones were even a concept. So to think that during her lifetime she wrote this quote, it must have meant that even without cell phones it was still a challenge to get or give attention and be totally aware of the person(s) you were with. And ...

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FLOWERS GALORE AND MORE

October 08, 2017

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Many of you have kindly asked us about making Wednesday’s Flower images as note cards or prints. Well, we have answered that request and then some with the help of an online company that does printing on demand, called Society6. Their mission is about bringing together artists from around the globe to sell their original works, offering more than 30 premium consumer goods from Art Prints to Thro...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: TOAD LILY

October 06, 2017

Friday's Flower Fact | Toad Lily Arctic Orchid

This orchid-like plant, toad lily, is best suited for woodland or shady border gardens. Plant nearby, as you won’t want to miss a close-up view. 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: THE LOVE OF GARDENING

October 02, 2017

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.

MY TWO CENTS The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies… At times, toward the end of the gardening season here in New England, I’m ready to take a break, but I also know that throughout the winter I will dream about my gardens for the coming year. During the winter I will also enjoy planning my cutting garden along with forced bulbs and plants inside to keep that touch of natur...

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A FEW OF MY FAVORITE GARDENING TOOLS

October 01, 2017

A few of my favorite gardening tools

There are many wonderful aspects to being a part of the flowering world and one of them is gardening and the tools we use. So I thought I would share a few of my favorite gardening tools, and I really hope you will share your favorites with me in the comment section below, as I would love to learn about some new tools! KOREAN HAND HOE The Korean Hand Hoe (also known as the Ho-Mi) is an aweso...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: ICELAND POPPY

September 29, 2017

Iceland Poppy

Poppies are short-lived cutflowers; singeing the cut stem’s milky latex is said to promote vase life. 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: I PERHAPS OWE

September 25, 2017

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers - Claude Monet

MY TWO CENTS I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers… said Claude Monet, and I perhaps owe becoming a photographer to flowers. In that regard, I owe a debt to flowers for opening up a creative place in my soul and heart. I truly don't know if I could even put into words what flowers have given me, but a few words that do come to mind are: joy, life, passion, happiness, strength, compas...

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