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FLOWER QUOTE: NOTHING CAN BRING YOU PEACE BUT

November 12, 2018

Desert Bluebells

MY TWO CENTS Nothing can bring you peace but yourself…For me, a poignant quote as I need that gentle reminder that when things are stressful and our of my control, that I am the one in control of my own peace. Through the holidays and the hectic pace of the season, I hope this quote brings you some peace too. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was born in...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: SPARKLE AND SHINE ROSE

August 03, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Sparkle and Shine Rose

This floribunda cultivar descends from the ‘Julia Child’ and ‘Sun Flare’ varieties. Floribundas are a cross between polyantha species roses and hybrid teas, combining hardiness, free flowering, and showy, usually fragrant blooms. 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 ou...

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FLOWER QUOTE: BE KIND, FOR EVERYONE YOU MEET

July 09, 2018

Be Kind For Everyone You Meet

MY TWO CENTS Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle… I have heard this quote or something very close to it a handful of times, and it really strikes a cord. It’s so easy to be in my own space, and to not take the time to be aware that everyone I intersect with has their own battle they are dealing with. Life is a challenge for each of us, and I will have to work on taking mo...

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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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CELEBRATING MOTHER’S DAY AND THE WOMEN IN OUR LIVES

May 13, 2018

Celebrating Mother's Day and the Woman in Our Lives

Mother's Day is a day to say thank you and appreciate everything our moms do for us. It gives me a chance to let my mom know how much I appreciate her; her constant belief in me, her encouragement, how she listens to me blabber on, and how she's always there for me. I so admire my mom and she is a woman who is beautiful both inside and out. As per Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, “maternal tende...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: GOLDEN SPUR COLUMBINE

March 02, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Golden Spur Columbine

The length of the spur and flower color of columbines have evolved to attract and adapt to specific pollinators. 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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HOW TO GROW AND MAINTAIN ORCHIDS

February 25, 2018

How to Grow and Maintain Orchids

With a number of Orchid Shows popping up at botanical gardens this time of year, I know I’m always excited about bringing one or two home with me. For many years, I was under the impression that orchids were difficult to grow and hard to re-bloom the next year. I’m even guilty of throwing out a couple of orchid plants after flowering, just for that reason. So I thought I would share some tips ...

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THE EXPERIMENT RESULTS: VODKA & PAPERWHITES

February 11, 2018

THE EXPERIMENT RESULTS: VODKA & PAPERWHITES

I don’t know about you, but I don’t enjoy when I grow my lovely Paperwhites in the winter, watching them flop over or needing to spend the time to tie them up to support them. So, I decided to try an experiment: growing them in an alcohol and water mixture (7 parts water to 1 part Vodka or 13 parts water to 1 part 70% rubbing alcohol) to stunt the growth of the stems so they stand upright. You...

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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: WHITE KRINKLED PEONY

February 09, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact | White Krinkled Peony

The more delicate, “single” type peony bears a whorl of only 5-20 broad petals around a central mass of stamens, unlike its double or semi-double counterparts that are most common in the flower trade. 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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FRIDAY’S FLOWER FACT: BLUE GLORY BOWER

January 19, 2018

Friday's Flower Fact: Blue Glory Bower

Blue Glory Bower has been grown in botanical gardens for almost 100 years, but this vine has only recently been available in the trade as a potted plant. It should be brought indoors before frost occurs in colder zones, but is root hardy in zones 8 and 9 as it returns from its roots in spring after freezing to the ground. To learn more about this flower and download it for your desktop, join m...

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