April 30, 2016 A day off on a saturday= blog photo shoot Equals a happy flower Patti! Lots of photos to come….a good outing to Colonial Park

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April 29, 2016   All the lawns on my block are loaded with dandelions! 80 % green and 20 % yellow. The more often the wind blows-the more the tiny seedlings take flight. I love the yellow heads of the flower. When little I would pick handfuls from the lawn and make pretend dandelion stew. […]

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April 25, 2016 I have to be honest here…I am not a fan of roses. It would be nice to keep them in your home forever, but fresh roses can be an expensive item to buy every couple of weeks. Turn those fresh blooms into dried flowers. The final touch in drying roses is to […]

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April 24, 2016 We are moving in 5 days. I wook up to the smell of purple lilacs outside my bedroom window. I ran out and grabbed an armful to bring inside like it was the last supper or something! To me …flowers would be the last supper. The smell brings back memories of 3 […]

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April 21, 2016 Growing up I remember living across the street from my Aunt Nancy and Uncle George. Having them live directly across the street from home made them part of the family. I had a second Mom and Dad so to speak. My uncle had the most pretty Azalea garden. He took such care […]

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April 19, 2016   Lavender is such a romantic flower that every gardener has the urge to grow it. It is a lover of dry, sunny, rocky habitats. England can hardly be considered dry or particularly sunny, yet English gardeners are known for lavender. The fragrance is great in my bathroom. Anything I buy scented…I […]

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April 14, 2016   People have asked me “Patti what is your happy flower?” I have a favorite flower…but it doesn’t make me happy. I would say the Daisy makes me happiest. I once watched the movie When Harry Met Sally. (well maybe more then once…lol) There is a scene in the movie when Meg […]

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April 12, 2016   I have planted in front of my house the Lambs Ear¬† plant. If you like having a plant that has soft leaves that play to all your senses- then try this plant. There long suede like leaves feel wonderful to touch. I love the feel it reminds me of a lambs […]

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  April 10, 2016 The Lily of the Valley was so beautiful at my 1754 stone home in Sergeantsville Nj that we were the eighth generation of the Johnson family to live in it. I often wondered how many women that lived there as my predesessors enjoyed looking out that colonial kitchen at the Lily […]

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April 7, 2016   Customers at the Flower Shop always say…Can I add some of those berries to my bouquet. Berries are a common picture¬† how they look. I love s gaint ball of white hygrangea with the hypericum poking through. Beautiful! Many bridal bouquets have this. Hypericum is becoming well known for its increased […]

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