Floral Blog & Quote Gallery

FLOWER FACT: SNOWDROP WINDFLOWER

June 07, 2019

Flower Fact: Snowdrop Windflower

After flowering, the Snowdrop Windflower anemone gives way to wooly seed heads. 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: TO PLANT A GARDEN

June 03, 2019

To Plant A Garden Is to Believe In Tomorrow. - Audrey Hepburn

MY TWO CENTS To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow… As the school year ends and graduations are being held for every age, it’s an exciting time to believe in tomorrow; all the many dreams to be planted, nurtured and tended to for all that will blossom and bloom for the future. What are you planting and tending to? ABOUT THE AUTHOR Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993) ...

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ONE PARTICULAR BLOOM

June 02, 2019

One Particular Bloom

As I arrived in Vermont over a week ago, I was welcomed by the many spring blooms in my gardens. I had been away for some time, and it was joyous to see the pops of color and buds coming along. It put a smile on my face as I stopped to look at all that was around me. All of it brought me such joy and delight, especially one particular bloom. On a breezy day with their long, slender stems, they ...

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FLOWER FACT: ANGEL WING BEGONIA LANA

May 24, 2019

Blue Boy Bachelor's Button

The Blue Boy Bachelor's Button was worn in folklore by young men in love, it was a sign that love would not be returned if the flower faded too quickly. 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 HUM OF BEES

May 20, 2019

The hum of bees

MY TWO CENTS I couldn't agree more, and without the bees and other pollinators we wouldn't have the gardens that we all love so much. And yes, when they buzz by me, I still react more than I would like...check out my blog. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Elizabeth Lawrence was an American garden writer and the first woman to graduate from North Carolina State University as a landscape architect. She publish...

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THE FABULOUS WORLD OF DAHLIAS

May 19, 2019

XXL Sunset Dahlia

It's that time of the year to plant Dahlias again. So, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some interesting facts about the fabulous world of dahlias. The dahlia flowers and tubers are edible, but I recommend growing them for their beauty instead. Common Name | Dahlia Botanical Name | Dahlia Family | Asteraceae Type | Tuberous perennial Origin | Central America Zone |...

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FLOWER FACT: ANGEL WING BEGONIA LANA

May 10, 2019

Flower Fact: Angel Wing Begonia Lana

This begonia was developed in the late 1960’s to early 1970’s and is only propagated by division or tip cuttings. Once you have a plant, share with your friends! 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: WHATEVER YOU ARE

May 06, 2019

Whatever You Are, Be A Good One

MY TWO CENTS Whatever you are, be a good one… I’m one to want to do everything as there are so many wonderful and exciting things to do in this world. That then does not allow me to always be good at whatever I am doing, but it’s something I have been focusing on. With the inspiration of Lincoln’s quote and learning from Greg McKeown’s book ‘Essentialism’, I’m working on being goo...

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PREPARING YOUR SPRING GARDEN

May 05, 2019

Preparing Your Spring Garden

Last year in Westport, CT, I attended one of Terrain’s Coffee and Conversation Events: Preparing Your Spring Garden. I was there to get the real “dirt” on how to prepare my garden. Angela Truck, who is their Exterior Design Specialist, lead the conversation. As I have found from the other Coffee and Conversations, she has a wealth of knowledge and information. I learn something new every t...

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FLOWER FACT: FORSYTHIA

April 26, 2019

Flower Fact Forsythia

Forsythia blooms before leaves appear. Branches can be cut in late winter and brought indoors for forcing for an early taste of spring. 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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