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FLOWER QUOTE: TRY TO BE A RAINBOW

August 13, 2018

Try to be a rainbow in someone 's cloud

MY TWO CENTS Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud… I find sharing an unexpected flower can brighten up anyone's day. Share with me below, how do you like to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud? I can always use some great ideas on how to be that rainbow. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, civil rights activist, singer, writer and memoirist. ...

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I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED RAINBOWS

August 12, 2018

I have always loved rainbows

I have always loved rainbows. When I was in junior high school, my mom helped me to decorate my bedroom with a rainbow theme. We found the perfect comforter that had a huge rainbow on it. With my mom’s eye for decorating and my rainbow theme, my room was transformed into a bright and joyful place to be. I hope you can take a moment today and celebrate being alive, too. Gratitude and adventure i...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: ECHO CHAMPAGNE LISIANTHUS

August 10, 2018

Echo Champagne Lisianthus

Growing lisianthus from seed can be very challenging and best left to the professional greenhouse growers. If you are interested in growing them though, you can purchase them as plants and you will have much better success. 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: FRIENDS ARE FLOWERS IN THE GARDEN

August 06, 2018

Superstition Mallow

MY TWO CENTS Friends are flowers in the garden of life... I am so blessed with many wonderful friends. They have created beautiful gardens for me to wander and spend my time in with them. As each flower teaches and awes me, my friends have also done the same. With that, I thank each and every one of you. How thankful am I for my friends and for flowers as they both have renewed me in times when ...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: SPARKLE AND SHINE ROSE

August 03, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Sparkle and Shine Rose

This floribunda cultivar descends from the ‘Julia Child’ and ‘Sun Flare’ varieties. Floribundas are a cross between polyantha species roses and hybrid teas, combining hardiness, free flowering, and showy, usually fragrant blooms. 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 ou...

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FLOWER QUOTE: SOME PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS

July 30, 2018

Monday's Flower Quote: Some people are always grumbling

MY TWO CENTS Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses… I appreciate being reminded that it all comes down to how you see it or reframe it. You can see the rose and be distracted by and complain about the thorns, or you can see the thorns and rejoice in the rose. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jean-Baptistie Alphonse Karr (November 24, 1808 – Septe...

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JOY, SURPRISE AND FRUSTRATION

July 29, 2018

My Cutting Garden

My cutting garden brings joy, surprise, and frustration (at times). The joy is a seed germinating into a lovely and colorful flower. The surprise is that I never know what is going to reseed on its own. The frustration is about what does not bloom and, as always, the weeding that is endless. The Dahlias are struggling a little as only half of the tubers are growing, but I know I will love ...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: HOP MARJORAM

July 27, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact Hop Marjoram

Hop Marjoram is a culinary herb with healing properties. This oregano symbolizes love and is said to be an aphrodisiac. 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 TRUE BEAUTY OF MUSIC

July 23, 2018

The True Beauty of Music

MY TWO CENTS The true beauty of music is that it connects people… Music has many wonderful attributes and can affect my mood in the most happy and delightful ways. It has created moments of connecting with my husband when I get hooked on a song. I’ll play it loud, and we’ll dance to it in my office or the living room. It also connects me to others, and there is one fun and surprising connec...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: CHIVE

July 20, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Chive

Chives are the only allium that is native to both the new and old worlds and is useful to control garden pests because of their insect-repelling properties. 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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