July 29, 2016 No . I am not talking about my good friend Heather. But when it comes to matters of the heart I think of her. I have been sitting in the hospital for the past 3 days thinking of my husbands heart… not happy flowers. Its hard to think of anything but right […]

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July 25, 2016 So this is my year to relax now that I retired from the program director and VP of the Bridgewater Garden Club. The plan was to put my feet up and let others do the volunteer hours. 🙂 My Garden Club thinks differently…lol. I was chosen to give a program to the […]

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July 24, 2016 When I used to take my daily morning walk in the beautiful country village of Delaware township NJ, I noticed a fragrance growing on the hills there. The smell was somewhat like a lilac bush but it was in the heat of summer…not spring. I tracked down where the wonderful fragrance was […]

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July 23, 2016 The black-eyed susan is a yellow flower with a dark center….hence the name. Birds and bees love  to pollinate on this type flower…as you can see the nectar shown in this photo I took.  I won third place in the NJ State Flower Show with this photo. It grows in masses of […]

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July 19, 2016 The Lucky Bamboo is one of my personal favorites! It is originally from China. The lucky part of this plant it is said…is the odd number of stalks tied together. Even numbers are bad luck. Always count the stalks when you are purchasing one. Interestingly, you’ll never find a traditional lucky bamboo […]

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July 18, 2016 Oh those hazy hazy days of summer! Its tough to keep any outdoor flowers alive in this excessive heat! Unless you are out there with a hose twice a day. Its tough when you little time to stay ahead of the heat. I recommend a cactus plant outside. There are so many […]

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July 16, 2016 South Africa’s bird-of-paradise is a member of the banana family. It sports a beautiful flower believed to resemble the avian bird of paradise in flight. You may have seen these in your tropical flower section. I entered a photo of one of these odd looking flowers in a flower show once. We […]

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July 14, 2016 Love.. Love.. Love this perrennial plant. It thrives so well in full sun spots. The flower is the shape of a womens bonnet. I am picturing Laura Ingalls running through a field of wildflowers with her bonnet on…lol I used to wait for the plant to turn brown come fall. Then I […]

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July 12, 2016 Here is an adorable idea for a table arrangement I would use when my Garden Club stops by- Glue the fork to cup and plate Use the flowers of choice! Happy Patti!

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July 11, 2016 Everyday I hear customers say…do you have any flowers that smell? Well this one sure does! Everyone has an opinion. I give it a thumbs down..pungent. Some brides love the smell in there bouquets. Others are just so darn happy to have a smell in there bouquet. I have some important advice […]

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