October 30, 2016 We are getting very close to the arrival of Trick or treaters! Fun times….I remember dressing my boys up like silly things that  to this day….they find embarassing. What are mothers for but to embarass there children….lol As a grown up its fun to dress up. I went to a costume party […]

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October 27, 2016 Today I planted an amaryllis bulb in a pot of dirt. Its is the best time to do this because 6 weeks from now you will have this magical red trumpet flower blooming for Christmas! I have had so many compliments on this flower because it is so bold and memorable- this […]

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October 25, 2016 So you are asking…what is a charmelia? This a brand new flower that was grown and we sell in our flower shop. I bought one 2 weeks ago and its still growing strong! It is similiar to alstromeria but there are many many tiny flowers on each branch. They put a smile […]

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October 23, 2016 When we think of wheat…we think of delicious baked foods….but I like to design with it! Especially taking a bunch of dried wheat stalks all the same height-you lay them together and twist as you do that. Wa Lah! Tie around the mid section with wraphia. A wheat shock is designed that […]

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  October 20, 2016 The ole Ginkgo Tree that stands on the front lawn of my childhood home in Ringoes, New Jersey holds many stories and memories.  The one story happened when I was a baby in a crib…of the tree getting hit by lightening! And the lightening bolt traveling up the telephone line into […]

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October 18, 2016 Tis the season to enjoy that fall color! The maple trees look great right now but eventually they will fall to the ground. Today I was watching the landscapers at our new condo cleaning up all the leaves. Its a job I do not miss. Now I can enjoy the leaves without […]

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October 16, 2016 This is my pride and joy…..my varigated african violet! I bought it at a farmers market years ago and it is flourishing! It has a beautiful varigated coloring on the leaf. The woman who sold it to me gave me magic stones to put underneath the base tray. The stones are to […]

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October 14, 2016   Once your sunflower turns brown and starts to droop over…its time to start harvesting those sunflower seeds. Unfortunately the seeds need time to loosen up…They remain tight in the head of the plant. The best trick I learned was to tie a paper brown bag over the head. You could also […]

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October 13, 2016 Although not considered true lilies, the calla lily is an elegant looking flower. This beautiful plant comes in a variety of colors,  and can be used in flower beds and borders in an outside garden. You can also grow calla lilies in containers, either outdoors or in a sunny window as a […]

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October 11, 2016 This morning I had to take a picture of my winter pansy! Its 30 degrees out there this morning, but my pansy is thriving! Its nice to have a flower alternative to the mum in the fall. And boy oh boy…the purple! 🙂 The pansy does well in the month of October […]

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