June 28, 2017   It’s too bad that not many people plant caladiums as houseplants. They have large, arrow-shaped and paper-thin leaves that come in a striking array of colors and patterns. A mass of caladium can be an explosion of whites, greens, reds and pinks! This photo says it all. But most people  plant […]

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June 28, 2017 I was sitting in a lounge chair by our community pool soaking up the sun yesterday when I started singing the John Denver song-” Sunshine on my shoulders “came to mind. It was very therapudic because the sun soaked through to my bones…warming me….waking me up from the grief I have been […]

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June 26, 2017 The name of this plant comes from a historical name is in reference to Achilles, hero of the Trojan Wars in Greek mythology, who used the plant medicinally to stop bleeding and to heal the wounds of his soldiers. its light looking and spreads nicely in the sun. The bad qualities of […]

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                June 25, 2017 When you were a little girl or boy and you were asked to draw a flower….did it look like a cosmo? Of course it did! This is a standard looking flower- with 8 white petals and a yellow center. The stem is quite bushy green. I took these photos outside my […]

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June 24, 2017 For many years I have heard an emergency test signal on the radio and the T.V. That annoying blasted sound that always makes me change the channel. Well I was drinking my coffee watching some QVC early this morning when suddenly the warning sound sounded! It said this is not a test. […]

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June 22, 2017 There’s an obvious reason for us to plant some Swamp Milkweed in our flower gardens. The Monarch Butterfly is becoming extinct. We need to feed and encourage the butterfly to stop at our homes to continue there course in the environment. It’s not just for the monarchs, though milkweed is the sole […]

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June 21, 2017 Before I start talking about Marguerite Daisies – I would like to mention today is Summer Solstice. Its the first day o summer and the longest daylight day of the year. Exciting! Get outside and enjoy the beginning of summer. I decided to talk about one of my favorite happy flowers the […]

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June 19,2017 I will start my blog today with a quote that comes to mind- ” If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” I was looking at the date this morning and it’s 2 days until Summer begins. So many beautiful happyflowers coming […]

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June 18, 2017 I started this blog with the help of my mothers knowledge of flowers and I believe that turned around to her learning some things from me. lol So I am going to continue my happyflowers wisdom for all of you in her rememberance! As I was finding Tranquility in a walk outside […]

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June 16, 2017 As I try to get ready for My Mothers Funeral of course I am reminising. Just a couple of weeks ago My Mother was sowing her Zinnia seeds she had dried from last year.  They are about 4 inches high now but she would have been waiting each day for the colorful […]

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