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REFLECTING ON 2018

December 30, 2018

Reflecting on 2018

What was your 2018 like? What reflections do you have? What were some of your favorite moments this past year? Upon taking a little time reflecting on 2018, I have come up with my three favorite blogs, quotes and Wednesday’s Flowers. For me, 2018 was a good year, though once again it went to fast. In reflecting on Floating Petals specifically, it was another lovely year experiencing the ...

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FLOWER QUOTE: CHRISTMAS EVE

December 24, 2018

Flower Quote: Christmas Eve

MY TWO CENTS May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve… I know I will never to be too old to search the skies on Christmas Eve. I hope you too look for the wonder and joy of believing in the spirit of Santa and Christmas. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Anonymous or also known as ‘Anon’… There are so many quotes out there that are anonymous. It makes me wonder if each person...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: WAX MALLOW, TURK’S CAP

December 21, 2018

Wax Mallow, Turk's Cap

Following the Wax Mallow, Turk's Cap pirouetting flower is a wonderful rosehip-like, red, pulpy fruit that can be used for jelly, syrup or tea. 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: YOU CAN ALWAYS GIVE SOMETHING

December 17, 2018

Flower Quote | Anne Frank

MY TWO CENTS You can always give something, even if it is only kindness… What better gift to give than kindness. Something that we can all afford, and it not only brings joy to others, but in return brings joy back to you. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Annelies Marie Frank (June 12 1929 – February or March 1945), or better known to most of us as Anne Frank, was the author of this quote. She was born ...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: DWARF BOTTLEBRUSH

December 07, 2018

Dwarf Bottlebrush

The genus name, Callistemon, is derived from the Greek words 'kallos' meaning "beautiful" and 'stemon' meaning “stamens,” referring to the colorful long stamens, for which this plant is known. 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: NO ACT OF KINDNESS

December 03, 2018

No Act of Kindness

MY TWO CENTS No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted…There is great truth in the simplicity of this quote. What may seem like a small gesture, or maybe in your mind you doubt that it would be worth taking the time to compliment or thank someone, may instead be the best moment of their day. It’s the holiday season, so let’s all take time to pause and be kind in the smallest o...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: COMMON GARDENIA

November 30, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Common Gardenia

Sigmund Freud’s favorite flower and the national flower of Pakistan, gardenia is often used as boutonniere for special occasions. 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: NATURE IS PAINTING

November 26, 2018

Nature Is Painting For Us | John Ruskin

MY TWO CENTS Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty… As is the view from my hotel window this morning of the snow that fell through the night in Chicago; a beautiful blanket of winter covering the ground and resting ever so softly on the trees. Nature’s beauty is always there for us to see – we just have to stop and take the time to look and to be inspired by...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: REDWING MUM CHRYSANTHEMUM

November 23, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Redwing Mum Chrysanthemum

The Chinese have grown chrysanthemums for tea as far back as 2500 BC. The Chrysanthemum is also the national flower of Japan. 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 I STARTED COUNTING

November 19, 2018

Flower Quote | Willie Nelson

MY TWO CENTS When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around…That is a life changing quote to live by, and to think that Willie Nelson, someone who has “it” all, needed to be reminded of that. If it can change his life, I know it can change mine. Let’s all use this as our mantra throughout this holiday season. I bet it will give a whole new perspective on life and the he...

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