Category Archives: Winter

Sleeping Through The Summer

September 08, 2015

Blooming holiday gift ideas - Floating Petals floral community - Picotee Amaryllis

All summer long I’m thinking about my gardens outside: enjoying their beauty, weeding them, and thinking about what I can add to them next year. What I forget about are the winter forced bulbs that are on the shelf in our garage, where they are doing their thing: resting and rejuvenating for the upcoming fall and winter. I’m pretty sure I forget about them, as it’s not a pretty shelf: a shel...

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FORSYTHIA fər-ˈsi-thē-ə

April 28, 2015


A word that I enjoy saying because of how it rolls off my tongue, like Sunoco or Madagascar. A shrub I love seeing because it mutes out the grey, dreary sticks of winter in the Northeast with the most vibrant pop of yellow. It renews my spirit and gives me the belief that spring really is coming even if it seems like it’s moving at a snail’s pace. For me, it’s sunshine on earth, and it bring...

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February 17, 2015

Narcissus | Paper Whites

Monday’s Flower Quote started this week from Marcus Tullius Cicero, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” This quote reminded me of a Post-it note that I keep in my handbag that says ‘Concentrate on what you have.’ I find it to be a pretty simple statement but one that packs a powerful punch to knock me to my senses and be grateful for all that I have. That...

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January 27, 2015

My Bloomin Blog - Planting bulbs in the snow - Narcissus Paperwhites

In the Northeast, there is a blanket of white covering the ground and snow falling all around, and I am planting bulbs not outside, but on my kitchen counter. The forced Paperwhite’s bulbs that I am planting I purchased towards the end of December and have kept in a white paper bag for over a month now. It was not my intention to do so, but I just didn’t make the time to plant them until now. ...

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January 06, 2015

Peruvian Daffodil - The Perfect White Blanket - The Blooming Blog by Floating Petals. Inspiration, reflection and beautiful flower photography to nurture the soul.

As I look out my window from my desk, I am invigorated by the soft, fluffy white snowflakes falling all around, and though the winter days here in the Northeast can often be very grey and dreary, I find that snow changes a nondescript day into something magical. It creates excitement and wonder with each snowflake being singular and distinct, many snowflakes making a snowball, and many more creati...

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December 16, 2014

Blooming holiday gift ideas - Floating Petals floral community - Picotee Amaryllis

With the holidays here, I wanted to share a few favorite holiday gift ideas I love to give: FORCED BULBS I like to buy bulbs that have been forced for growing indoors and plant them myself in a clay pot to give a little personal touch to my gift along with a bow and instructions on how to grow. My two favorites to give are Amaryllis, which fill a room with color and beauty, and Paper Whites, w...

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