Category Archives: Featured Flowers

ONE PARTICULAR BLOOM

June 02, 2019

One Particular Bloom

As I arrived in Vermont over a week ago, I was welcomed by the many spring blooms in my gardens. I had been away for some time, and it was joyous to see the pops of color and buds coming along. It put a smile on my face as I stopped to look at all that was around me. All of it brought me such joy and delight, especially one particular bloom. On a breezy day with their long, slender stems, they ...

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THE FABULOUS WORLD OF DAHLIAS

May 19, 2019

XXL Sunset Dahlia

It's that time of the year to plant Dahlias again. So, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some interesting facts about the fabulous world of dahlias. The dahlia flowers and tubers are edible, but I recommend growing them for their beauty instead. Common Name | Dahlia Botanical Name | Dahlia Family | Asteraceae Type | Tuberous perennial Origin | Central America Zone |...

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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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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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AMAZING HEALING POWERS OF HERBS AND FLOWERS

February 24, 2019

Amazing Healing Powers of Herbs and Flowers

I’m in constant awe of flowers and their beauty. That is only one of the many awe-inspiring aspects of flowers and herbs, as they have amazing healing powers, too. Ellen of Second Nature Herb Farm at the Dorset Farmers Market, has taught me a lot about their abilities to heal. I have had the chance to learn from her both at her stand at the farmers market and at her farm. With each of these her...

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WHICH WOULD YOU PICK?

September 23, 2018

Which Would You Pick?

Each week I debate over which flower image will be Wednesday’s Flower. I ofter wonder, which would you pick? Other times I know exactly which shot will be “the” flower, and yet sometimes I find there are a few to decide between. In such cases, I think long and hard of which image I should pick. I think…should it be the one I find most intriguing, or is it the one that makes you say “ah...

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THE SUBLIME WORLD OF DAHLIAS

August 26, 2018

The Sublime World of Dahlias

Here in the Northeast, Dahlias are coming into season, so, I thought it would be great time to share some interesting facts about the sublime world of dahlias. The dahlia flowers and tubers are edible, but I recommend growing them for their beauty instead. Common Name | Dahlia Botanical Name | Dahlia Family | Asteraceae Type | Tuberous perennial

Origin | Central America Zone | I...

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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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HEALING HERBS AND FLOWERS

July 15, 2018

Amazing Healing Powers of Herbs and Flowers

Herbs and flowers have many wondrous healing powers; so many more than I could ever imagine. I have learned about some of these healing herbs and flowers from Ellen at Second Nature Herb Farm at the Dorset Market. It’s always a joy and experience visiting her stand on Sundays. With each of these herbs she picks the flowers in bloom, soaks them in olive oil and then steeps the blossoms and olive...

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WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?

June 10, 2018

Where Does The Time Go?

Where does the time go? I can’t believe it’s already June of 2018. Looking back on the year so far, there are already so many wonderful flowers to reflect on from Floating Petals. Truth be told, every flower is my favorite, but here are a few of my most favorite blooms of 2018 to date. If you want to learn more about each one, there are links to check out each flower for more information ab...

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