September 17, 2016 I bought a red rover mum just today. They are a large 2″ wide flower with a rich texture of Fall. Blend them in with other poms and  yellow colors. They bloom in early October and are a joy in the Fall months! Today was a special day for Patti : ) […]

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September 15, 2016 There’s nothing like a bunch of daffodils popping up through the springtime soil to get you in the mood for warmer weather. Believe it or not those bulbs need to be planted soon. According to the Farmers Almanac you best plant your spring bulbs such as….tulips, daffodils, and crocus around 6 weeks […]

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September 13, 2016 For those of you who are eating some butternut squash as sketti nowadays…why throw away the gourd. Cut off the tops of three different size gourds and scoop them out. Fill with water then add flowers and greenery. I like to arrange them on a cake stand or a lazy susan and […]

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September 12, 2016 This is the time of summer you will see and smell the bee balm plant. It grows up to 4 ft tall with a noticable fragrance that attracts the hummingbirds and butterflies. The flower is used medicinally by the native americans for fever and sweats.  Its actually an edible flower that can […]

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               September 11, 2016 These flowers add a unique shape to a bouquet I make or something a little different in the garden. Another option is drying them. They maintain there color for about 2 weeks.IThe ball on the end of the stalk is about 1″ in diameter. I always get asked about them. I […]

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September 8, 2016 Today I visited my Mom and she started telling me stories about her favorite flower the Zinnia. She is starting to gather the seeds  from the flower to dry in a pan for next springs planting .I asked her how this is done.  She pulled out the center of a dying flower […]

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September 6, 2016 It‘s Tuesday morning and most of us are dreading going back to work…..take time for a happy flower! I read recently about patients recovering from a stroke or cancer- that flowers in their room or outside their window can help speed up recovery. What a wonderful miraculous thing that seeing a flower […]

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September 5, 2016    Labor Day Today being Labor Day and all…I decided to take the day off from blogging…lol  My quiz to my followers today is…what is this flower called?? Hint: it is about 3 inches across and grows on a bush. Don’t work too hard today!   Hibiscus is the answer….good job!

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             September 4, 2016 Notice the spiked petals on this flower….hence the “spider” in the name. I took these pictures at Longwood Gardens last year.( Its a wonderful trip if you love,love,love  flowers!) This flower is basically a mum that has a wild look to it. The head of the flower can be about 3″ […]

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September 2, 2016 Babies breath is a filler most people like added to roses for a traditional bouquet. I have decided I like it as a stand alone flower. My husband and I have talked about renewing our wedding vows soon and of course I am daydreaming of what flowers I would like! I got […]

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