August 31, 2016 Well today is the last day of August and the end of summer is near. I really like Autumn better anyway! The Fall colors are so warm and I have always been known as the “Pumpkin Lady” I love pumpkins and have been painting them since my boys were little. All I […]

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August 30, 2016 So today I am heading to an Art Museum. So with art on my mind I posted a drawing of the clematis flower.It is a gardeners favorite climber. You need to plant this near a trelis or around your mailbox pole or light pole….its endless. The flowers are huge and purple…love it!

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August 29, 2016 I saw these at the park this morning. I am getting my bike out and ride for the first time in years! I know this is off the happyflower subject but I am down 20 lbs today! I have changed my way of eating…but the flowers help. I beleve we need to […]

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August 28, 2016 How often do you see a blue colored flower? Not often. Customers often want blue when a baby boy is born. Its a tough one  to have available. I wonder why the nursery rhyme says boys are- frogs and snails and puppy dog tails? Having 3 sons I can understand that…lol…but why […]

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August 26, 2016 When you hear the name waxflower you right away think I am talking about a fake flower. No..it is a real flower. It is grown on a shrub branch and has pretty little pink blossoms. It is used for a filler in bouquets like you would using babies breath.(but I like it […]

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August 24, 2016 The knock out rose is the best rose to plant. I took this picture at the Rose Arboretum at Colonial Park in NJ yesterday. When I walked into the gardens I felt like I was on a desserted island with the birds chirping and the fragrance of roses. The solitude was very […]

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August 23, 2016 Another name for the cockscomb is celosia. You will probably find these at a summer farmstand this time of the year. The name came from its resemblance to a roosters comb. It also resembles brains! I saw this garden of them in the sunshine…so cool looking! I like to cut them and […]

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    August 22, 2016 Water lilies are a floating mat of foliage topped with flower blooms that open every morning, then close for the afternoon. You have to get your camera out early to catch a photo like I did. In 1914 Claude Monet painted a beautiful abstract painting called the water lilies. It is […]

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  August 21, 2016 I just read an interesting article written by a dahlia grower from Long Island. He told of how his family dahlia business before the depression could make an average salary of 50 dollars a day selling flowers. Then when the depression hit the farmers plowed under there flowers to grow vegetables. […]

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August 19, 2016 This pretty ground covering needs little soil to grow in. It is said you can sprinkle some seeds in a rocky bed and the flower will grow between the rocks. Strange as this sounds….in Texas the mountain pink is a wildflower that grows in dirt areas. But up here in Jersey it […]

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