September 38, 2017 I have spent my married adult life surrounded by men. Living with a husband and sons outnumbering me…lol  Its a wonderful life! When I found out my youngest son…my stepson…. has a girlfriemd….I got so excited. I look forward to getting to know her. She is coming to spend the weekend with […]

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September 27, 2017 This little booklet was handed out at my  first Garden Club meeting yesterday. I felt so honored making the cover of our handbook! I continue to grow with my photography. I recently took a class on preserving old photos. I got so many pictures of the family when my Mom died. I […]

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September 26, 2017 This is an odd looking flower. lol …More commonly called The “Pin Cushion.” The Scarbosia flower came into the Flower Shop just yesterday. Some of the flowers only consist of the center. Few have the shortest petals (as I tried to photograph here.) Mixed into a bridal bouquet I feel would me […]

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September 25, 2017   So today is my 6th day straight at my job. It may not sound like much to the average person…but when you spend that 48 hrs on your feet….it feels like more! I have been giving 110 percent at my job due to a short staff. Admittedly- I am tired. As […]

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September 21, 2017 Cardinal flowers grow tall spikes of bright red flowers between midsummer and early autumn. They bring the garden to life by attracting several types of butterflies and hummingbirds. My friend who is botanist grows this flower and enjoys the hummingbirds hanging out in her yard! Cool. Here is a picture I took […]

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September 19, 2017 I believe that children are our future….teach them well and let them lead the way…..show them all the beauty they possess inside….give them a sense of pride….. So true. When I was at our local library yesterday I noticed a volunteer run childrens garden outside. What a great idea! These children did […]

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Septembet 18, 2017   First of all, what is deadheading?  Deadheading is when you cut off old blooms to encourage new ones.  While roses will certainly bloom again if you don’t deadhead, it is true they will re-bloom quicker if you do. I usually just snap the the old blooms off when they are finished. […]

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September 15. 2017 I took this idea from someone to make a door swag. The boots can be any that are not being used. These are rain boots which I feel make a wonderful spring arrangement. Match what ever seasonal boots you use with the flowers used. Winter boots could use evergreen branches with red […]

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September 14, 2017 Yesterday we were suddenly hit with downpours here in Jersey. The radio called this “remnants of Irma”  It rained really hard….but nothing compared to Florida! The beauty of this rain here is- I will have less watering to do outside at work today! With the flowers growing in Florida being destroyed by […]

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September 13, 2017 The mini pumpkins that are for sale this time of year are adorable. They are about 4 inches in diameter and are actually gourds. They are mostly orange in color but you can find white also. I usually hollow them out and place oasis inside (line the pumpkin with plastic wrap so […]

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