Floral Blog & Quote Gallery

FLOWER QUOTE: I COULD SAY THINGS WITH COLOR

November 05, 2018

I Found I Could Say Things With Color

MY TWO CENTS I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for… I often feel that way with my photography. In reflecting about the book ‘Flower Color Guide’, and the floral designs of Michael & Darroch Putnam, their floral creations express thoughts and feeling that could never be expressed otherwise. In general, art is a ...

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FLOWER COLOR GUIDE

November 04, 2018

Flower Color Guide

Darroch and Michael of Putnam & Putnam recently spoke at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), and I was fortunate enough to attend. If you haven’t heard of them, they create stunning and elaborate floral designs that you must check out. At the NYBG, they gave a synopsis about how they got started in the business, where they are today, answered questions about floral design and introduced th...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: LADY IN RED BIGLEAF HYDRANGEA

November 02, 2018

Lady in Red Bigleaf Hydrangea

This wonderful accent or container plant, Lady In Red Bigleaf Hydrangea, has three colorful seasons of interest. 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: DO ALL THINGS

October 29, 2018

Do All Things With Kindness

MY TWO CENTS Do all things with kindness…What a simple, but true quote to live by. What a changed world it would be if we all did this. Let’s start today! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Anonymous or also known as ‘Anon’… There are so many quotes out there that are anonymous. It makes makes me wonder if each person who said it first wishes that they received credit for it. Or maybe, they are happy...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: EGGPLANT

October 26, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact Eggplant

Eggplant, Potatoes and Tomatoes are the same genus, along with Deadly Nightshade. Plant parts other than those commonly consumed are toxic. 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 HOPE THAT

October 22, 2018

Herbert Rappaport

MY TWO CENTS I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some… Great advice from Herbert Rappaport as it’s the perfect time to plant lots of bulbs to enjoy next spring. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Herbert Rappaport (1908-1983,) known in the Soviet Union as Gerbert Moritsevich Rappaport, was an Austrian-Soviet screenwriter and film director. [1] ...

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DEVELOPING EACH BLOOMING FLOWER

October 21, 2018

Developing Each Blooming Flower

How does each Wednesday’s Flower look so beautiful? The simple answer is, they are naturally beautiful. There is also a bit of a preproduction in developing each blooming flower, and here are some quick notes on how it is done. Sometimes there is a stand out bloom and other times it takes deliberating to choose which will be this week’s flower. I shoot between 100-175 images of each sing...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: SAGUARO CACTUS FLOWER

October 18, 2018

Saguaro Cactus Flower

The official state flower of Arizona, the slow growing Saguaro cacti are protected by the state from any harm. Their flowers bloom for less than 24 hours, opening at night and remaining open through the next 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: AUTUMN LEAVES

October 15, 2018

Flower Quote: Autumn Leaves

MY TWO CENTS There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves … This is a beautiful visual use of words by Joe Wheeler. Autumn creates another sense of awe as we live through each season. I hope you can find ways to immerse yourself in its splendor. ABOUT THE AUTHOR As I research each author for Monday’s Flower quote, I am often surprised ...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: CHINESE FRINGE FLOWER

October 05, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Chinese Fringe Flower

The Chinese Fringe Flower botanical name is Loropetalum chinense ‘Suzanne’. Loropetalum’s comes from the words ‘loron’ meaning ‘strap’ and ‘petalon’ meaning ‘leaf’ or ‘petal’, referencing the form of the flower petals. 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 p...

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