Wednesday’s Flower Gallery

October 2, 2019

It’s autumn… And it’s starting to show here in the Northeast. It’s coming on slowly and in a very lovely way. The transition from all of the colors of summer to autumn becomes transformative, but I also appreciate how some of the fall blooms continue to carry the colors of summer, such as pinks and violets; it makes the transition away from summer a little bit easier.

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September 11, 2019

Looking inside… I think in our social media world it’s much easier to look at someone else and say “I wish…” or “I’m so glad I’m not…”. The comparisons don’t really matter, though. What really matters is what’s inside, just like the center of this flower and its stamen. The flower would not survive or be the same without it, just as we are who we are from the inside out, n...

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August 28, 2019

What is your definition of perfection? This flower is a bright, fuchsia bloom that has character from nature’s elements… but is it imperfect or natural? Maybe that’s how we should all view ourselves: not as imperfect, but natural.

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August 14, 2019

I wonder if you can guess… What flower this is photographed from a different point of view? Though I see it all summer long in the Northeast, I know I’m surprised by this perspective of it. As I have admitted before, this bloom doesn’t excite me from afar, which is quite unusual for me as I love all flowers. But up close, I find such joy and delight in the many details and facets of it. Wha...

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July 31, 2019

Have you ever… Delicately touched a geranium leaf and then smelled your fingers? If you have, you have connected with the flowers in a whole other dimension besides the visual. The aroma doesn’t last long, but it’s a lovely way to engage another one of our senses with this bloom. I know I could be more aware of my sense of smell, as it takes a little more effort and awareness to delight in....

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July 17, 2019

My gardens… Have been quite ignored this year, but fortunately for me, my gardens are planted with perennials. This means they come back year after year, unlike annuals. That doesn’t mean, though, that every plant from the previous summer will make it through the winter. But once again, fortunately for me, this bloom has continued in my garden for many years. It’s a joyful pop of orange alo...

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July 3, 2019

Is it cotton candy…? Or something you would find in a Dr. Seuss book, but in my garden? Yes, it grows in my perennial garden, and I find it most delightful! It has very thin, soft and fuzzy strands of raspberry swirling around as if created by a master cotton candy maker. It’s one of the most unusual flowers I have come across, and I love seeing this perennial return year after year. I love h...

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June 19, 2019

A flash of pink... ...and a dash of yellow top a sturdy green stem that juts out from a beautiful leaf pattern. An orchid with such vibrant colors must be amazing to come across in any of the variety of habitats where it is able to exist and thrive. It is one of the most easily grown orchids and one that I will be looking to add to my indoor garden.

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June 5, 2019

Snowdrop and Windflower... These two words make up this flower’s name: Snowdrop for its pure, white petals, and how they blanket the ground like a lovely snowfall (but thankfully not). Windflower as it stands on a very slender stem and when the slightest of breezes come its way, it sways so delicately and yet, stands strong.

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May 22, 2019

Scissors in one hand… And a glass mason jar filled with cool water in the other, I walked out my back door to cut some flowers from my cutting garden. After choosing one variety and cutting it a little haphazardly, they settled into their new habitat with some blooms ever so erect, and others dangling over the side…

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