Category Archives: Floral Travels

ADVENTURES IN THE BLOOMING WORLD OF FLOWERS

November 03, 2019

Canada Lily

I have been on the move once again, which makes me think about the wonderful adventures in the blooming world of flowers. Here are some of my favorite field trips. Most recently was my field trip along CA-92 in Half Moon Bay, California. I was delightfully surprised by the variety of floral places that could be found in this one location… I learn so much going to botanical gardens, bu...

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ONE THING

September 15, 2019

One Thing

One thing I’m working on this year is my gratitude. One of the ways I work on it is, every morning, my goal is to write at least five things (though usually it’s more like fifteen or twenty) that I’m grateful for from the day before. It’s been about a month since we started, and it’s simple but a really nice way to connect at the end of the day, and for each of us to share our day. Wit...

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FIELD TRIP

July 21, 2019

Field Trip

You never know what can be around the next curve. You might be as delightfully surprised as I was along CA-92 in Half Moon Bay, California. My husband and I had been there for a week for work, and we had finished the meeting for our client. So, it was time for a field trip. My field trip started as I headed out towards the road we rolled in on, as I had seen a nursery there the first time we ca...

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PREPARING YOUR SPRING GARDEN

May 05, 2019

Preparing Your Spring Garden

Last year in Westport, CT, I attended one of Terrain’s Coffee and Conversation Events: Preparing Your Spring Garden. I was there to get the real “dirt” on how to prepare my garden. Angela Truck, who is their Exterior Design Specialist, lead the conversation. As I have found from the other Coffee and Conversations, she has a wealth of knowledge and information. I learn something new every t...

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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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THE FOURTH OF JULY: FLOWERS OR FIREWORKS?

July 01, 2018

Globe Thistle

Are flowers fireworks or are fireworks flowers..? I have two favorite holidays and the Fourth of July is one of them! I get so excited to see fireworks every year. I’m always ooh’ing and ahh’ing throughout the entire display. The funny thing is, I’m also always ooh’ing and ahh’ing over flowers and their unique displays. "Fireworks are flowers in the garden sky.” Here are some flowe...

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IN THE MIDST OF THE FOG

June 24, 2018

In the Midst of the Fog

In the midst of the fog is where this adventure began. As I write about it I’m finding I’m getting emotional about it, but not because it was a scary adventure or one with lots of risks. Instead, it was an adventure of nature, to explore, to connect; to experience something I had not experienced before in the middle of nowhere. It wasn’t earth shattering, and yet it was for me. As I turned ...

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FLORAL TRAVELS

April 22, 2018

My Floral Travels

My floral travels map shows the many beautiful locations I have been able to visit. At a glance of the maps, you might be thinking that I live quite the charmed life gallivanting from city to city. I will say that I do believe I have a wonderful life, and I am quite blessed, but it’s not as simple as that: I’m a graphic artist. For the last 19 years, I’ve been a Managing Partner and Art Dire...

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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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FLOWER QUOTE: EVERY EXPERIENCE NO MATTER HOW BAD

April 09, 2018

Englemann’s Prickly Pear Cactus

MY TWO CENTS Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it…When dealing with a challenging situation, it's often so much easier to see how hard and difficult it is. The feeling of ‘woe is me’ attitude. The truth is that no matter how bad it may seem, there is always something to gain strength and to grow from it. Like this cac...

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