Category Archives: Featured Flowers

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

Healing 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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BLOOMING SUBJECTS: HOW DO I PICK THEM?

April 15, 2018

Blooming Subjects: How Do I Pick Them?

Get it?…my blooming subjects: how do I pick them? Actually, I don’t hand pick any of them unless I photograph them in my studio. When it comes to choosing my blooming subjects, I look for something unique. I always love the well-known flowers like peonies, tulips and cosmos. The artist in me also pushes me to look for the unique, curious and unknown. I find it also opens up a new world of wond...

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THE FOUR-LEAF CLOVER

March 11, 2018

The Four-Leaf Clover

Do you associate the clover with St. Patrick's Day as much as I do: the luck of the Irish, the four-leaf clover? Did you know that clovers produce delicate flowers, one being the Pink Flowering Oxalis (featured at the top of the post)? I never associated flowers with clovers until I stumbled upon this sweet pink one at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, Arizona. Do you associate the clover wit...

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MUM’S THE WORD: CHRYSANTHEMUM FESTIVAL

November 05, 2017

Mum's the Word: Chrysanthemum Festival

Mum’s the word at the Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Festival held in late autumn every year. A few years ago, I traveled with my Sherpa (aka: my husband) to Longwood Gardens to experience the festival. They have been growing mums since the opening of the garden in 1921, though it wasn’t until 1981 that the festival became known as the ‘Chrysanthemum Festival’, which is “the most intrica...

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4 SUMMER FLOWER TIDBITS

August 27, 2017

4 Summer Flower Tidbits

I’m always trying to learn more about flowers. Below are a few things I have learned about some of the summer flowers that are growing in my garden. If you have any summer flower tidbits, I would love it if you would share them with me below in the comments section. 1. SNOW IN SUMMER?!? This is a flower that I added to my garden last year. I planted it, not only for its sweet, white flower...

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AS BUTTERFLIES TAKE FLIGHT

July 23, 2017

As Butterflies Take Flight

Flight of Butterflies Iris is the most beautiful, tiny and delicate of Irises that I have ever seen. I came across it a few summers ago at the Dorset Farmers Market. Michelle, who owns Tanner Hill Flower Farm and who grows and sells her own flowers and makes the most beautiful floral arrangements, had these beauties. I was in awe of them, and I couldn’t help but buy the container she had that da...

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