June 28,2016 Last year I entered this piece in the NJ State Flower Show. The judge will look at balance and rythym. I worked on contrast here. There is a lime green color that is becoming popular now a days. I love adding it to my arrangements. I like adding a hot pink with that […]

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June 27, 2016 Petunias are an age old flower that have a trumpet shape. They come once a year. Petunias are prolific bloomers, although some require you to deadhead them to keep them going. However most varieties bloom all summer long. I recommend the Wavy variety, While at a farm this weekend I saw this […]

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June 22, 2016 Trees and berry bushes sprout everywhere birds drop seed in the summertime.  You’ll often find berry bushes at road and field edges Now this is a hot summer pastime to me…foraging for berries. They can be prickly…so put on the long pants!  Take a picking basket and there will be one for […]

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June 21, 2016 Sea Holly is also known as Eryngium You know that old saying about plants — “thrives on neglect”? It must have been created for sea holly. It reminds me of a thistle in my moms strawberry patch…it does best in poor soil with little water and baked conditions! But I like it […]

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June 20. 2016 To ensure happiness amongst your flowers I will share tips. The life span of cut flowers is normally a week. People may recommend a homemade flower food but floral preservative packages are best to keep your flowers alive. The stems will suck water faster if you cut there stems on a 45 […]

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June 20, 2016   I pulled over along side the road to snap a shot of these perennial lilies. When I was about twelve years old my best friend Debbie had moved to Mass. I missed her so much…she is my bff. But back then I didn’t know that lingo.It didn’t exist! She loved this […]

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June 19, 2016 It is Fathers Day today. Its a great day to plant a flowering tree in memory of a deceased father. I know my Mom has a tree she is reminded of my Dad with 🙂 It’s a big ole Maple tree…gorgeous red in color. My favorite tree has been the crepe myrtle […]

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June 16, 2016 I know you are saying…is the Kangaroo Paw a flower? Yes it is! At my garden club luncheon yesterday I was the only one there who was able to identify it. It was in the middle of the table centerpiece. We played a lil game who can guess the flower. The plant […]

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June 14, 2016   Today is Flag Day! My suggestion to you all is to hang your american flags high! I have a few of the hand held size flags for waving that I put out when my Marine sons came home after being oversees. I say decorate your flower boxes or containers with a […]

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    June 13, 2016 I have been blessed to grow up in the country. Within 5 miles from my home I can go see a sunflower field in August. Alot of the local farmers have found there is not enough money in farming the land or they have passed. Now their fields get put into […]

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