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FLOWER QUOTE: CAN WORDS DESCRIBE

April 22, 2019

Flower Quote | Can Words Describe

MY TWO CENTS Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?… Spring brings with it not only a vivid array of colors, it also reinvigorates the air with a refreshing and lovely aroma. This fragrance brings with it joy and renewal. Take a deep breath in and let the old out. Feel it energize you! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Neltje Blancohan (October 23, 1865 – February 21, 1918) was a U...

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FORSYTHIA

April 21, 2019

Forsythia

Forsythia is a word I enjoy saying because of how it rolls off my tongue. It’s also a shrub I have fallen in love with over the years as it’s one of the first signs of spring. It mutes out the grey, dreary “sticks” of winter with the most vibrant pops of yellow. It renews my spirit and gives me the belief that spring is coming. It’s sunshine on here on earth, and it brings joy as it melt...

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FLOWER FACT: BLUE POTATO BUSH

April 12, 2019

Flower Fact: Blue Potato Bush

All parts of Blue Potato Bush (Royal Robe Paraguay Nightshade) of the nightshade family are poisonous if ingested. 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: HAPPINESS IS A BUTTERFLY

April 08, 2019

Flower Quote Happiness Is A Butterfly

MY TWO CENTS Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you… Ah, to sit quietly and be patient… that is a challenge, at least I know it is for me. Yet, to have a butterfly come to ‘alight upon me’ would be worth the wait. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 - May 19, 1864) was ...

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FLOWER FACT: AUTUMN BEAUTY SUNFLOWER

March 29, 2019

Autumn Beauty Sunflower

During growth, sunflowers exhibit heliotropism; they tilt during the day to face the sun but stop once they are mature and begin blooming, generally facing east. 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: A KIND WORD

March 25, 2019

Flower Quote A Kind Word Is Like A Spring Day

MY TWO CENTS A kind word is like a spring day… And there is nothing like a spring day after a long winter! It brings such joy and wonder. A kind word can do the same when someone feels the winter blues inside. It can melt the winter away and it can change a moment, a day. Let’s all take the time to share a kind word today and every day from now on. ABOUT THE AUTHOR There is no one associa...

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THE MANY FLOWERS OF MY GARDENS

March 24, 2019

Cafe au Lait Dahlia

It’s all about survival for me during these cold and grey winter days to let the many flowers of my gardens occupy my mind and heart. So, with the first day of spring having sprung (though you would never know it looking out my window), it’s my joyful reminder to start planning the flowers to grow in my gardens and for cutting. Are you as excited as I am to think about, dream of, and plan the ...

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FLOWER FACT: HARDY ICE PLANT

March 15, 2019

Hardy Ice Plant

Ice Plants are heat, drought and salt tolerant, surviving in rocky, poor soils with little care. 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: WRITE IT ON YOUR HEART

March 11, 2019

Flower Quote: Write It On Your Heart

MY TWO CENTS Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year… This quote says to me that it’s about attitude. Admittedly, I don’t always have the right attitude, but it reminds me that if I choose to I can have today and every day after to be the best day. It’s about a mind set and yes, it takes effort, but isn’t it worth the effort when this life is all too short. So,...

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DREAMING OF SPRING: MY FAVORITE BULBS AND BLOOMS

March 10, 2019

Dreaming of Spring: My Favourite Bulbs and Blooms

If you live in the Northeast in the United States like I do, you are dreaming of spring, as winter seems to get longer every year, and this year is without exception. Even those of you in the warmer climates like Tucson, Arizona or the Pacific Northwest have experienced a cold and even snowy winter. So, let’s have some happy, warm thoughts about spring and summer, starting with some of my favori...

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