Floral Blog & Quote Gallery

FLOWER FACT: MILKSHAKE CONEFLOWER

August 16, 2019

Milkshake Coneflower

This fun selection of coneflower resembles a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day. 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: ADVICE FROM A SAGUARO

August 12, 2019

Advice from a Saguaro

MY TWO CENTS Advice from a Saguaro Stand tall Reach for the sky Be patient through the dry spells Conserve you resources Think long term Wait for your time to bloom Stay sharp! What great advice from a Saguaro. I love the lessons flowers teach us and this is just another superb example, and one to follow. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ilan Shamir (born in 1951), whose name literally means...

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IT DIDN’T HAPPEN THIS YEAR

August 04, 2019

It Didn't Happen This Year

It didn’t happen this year, and I’m a little unhappy about it, to say the least. What didn’t happen, you ask..? My cutting garden. It’s hard for me to fathom that I didn’t get one single seed planted. At least there are a few flowers that are blooming this summer, whose seeds have resurfaced from years past and... a whole lot of weeds. With our upcoming renovation of our house starting ...

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FLOWER FACT: VANCOUVER CENTENNIAL STELLAR GERANIUM

August 02, 2019

Vancouver Centennial Novelty Geranium

‘Vancouver Centennial’ was named for the 100th anniversary of Vancouver, B.C. and won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. 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: WHEN THE FLOWER BLOSSOMS

July 29, 2019

When the flower blossoms the bee will come

MY TWO CENTS When the flower blossoms, the bee will come… The flower does the hard work of blooming and growing into its full and amazing potential. Then it receives the bee as its reward to continue on. How lovely, the relationship between the flower and the bee. For me, this quote reminds me that I must do the hard work to attract the “bee” in order to be “pollinated” and blossom some...

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FIELD TRIP

July 21, 2019

Field Trip

You never know what can be around the next curve. You might be as delightfully surprised as I was along CA-92 in Half Moon Bay, California. My husband and I had been there for a week for work, and we had finished the meeting for our client. So, it was time for a field trip. My field trip started as I headed out towards the road we rolled in on, as I had seen a nursery there the first time we ca...

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FLOWER FACT: AVENS

July 19, 2019

Avens

This flower, Avens (botanical name: Geum ‘Queen of Orange’), is a relative of the strawberry. 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: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

July 15, 2019

Nothing Is Impossible | Audrey Hepburn

MY TWO CENTS Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’… Audrey Hepburn took the time to reframe something negative into something positive. Often it’s worth the effort to reframe a negative moment, and to see it in a more positive light, as it’s probably not as bad as it once was thought of or viewed. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929 – January 20,...

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IT STINKS

July 07, 2019

Corpse Flower

It’s been in the news, and it stinks. In this case, ‘it stinks’ doesn’t mean a bad or unpleasant situation. It means it smells rancid, and this rancid, putrid aroma comes from of all places, a flower. I know I only think of flowers as having lovely aromas like lavender or peonies or roses, but this flower is not your average bloom. Besides having an overwhelming rancid aroma, it takes 7-10...

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FLOWER FACT: PRAIRIE SMOKE AVENS

July 05, 2019

Flower Fact: Prairie Smoke Avens

Feathery gray tails form on the Prairie Smoke Avens seeds after flowers fade, resembling a plume of smoke or whiskers. 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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