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Happy Valentine’s Day!


Edibles 2a.

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and a (wo)man cannot live without love.
~ Max Muller

Shoreline Treasures

Shoreline b.

Hellebores e

Hellebores e.

Natural Companions

Natural Companions #184

Heart's Ease

Heart’s Ease

Elle's Orchids - Cymbidiums

Elle’s Orchids – Cymbidiums

Wishing you all romantics out there a day filled with bon bons, bubbly and of course, blooms!

P.S.  Aren’t these scanned bouquets beautiful?  You can see more of Ellen’s work at the Connecticut Flower Show in Hartford, February 20 through 23.

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Jolly Good!

A planned trip to Philadelphia last weekend ended up with an impromptu visit to the Flower Show celebrating all that is British and it was indeed, brilliant!  Royal palace gates covered in English roses welcomed us and an allée of stately birch trees led us to Big Ben, standing tall among gardens beds filled with gorgeous hollyhocks, lupines, foxglove and more.

Rustic Roses

The best and brightest in the business competed in landscaping and floral arranging categories and captivated us with their imagination and creativity.  From a charming cricket cottage (life size) to the nursery at Hogwarts (miniature), each representation was spot on.


Bouquets of all shapes and sizes were interspersed between the landscaped gardens while larger displays like store windows and window boxes had their own special corner.  Even high school garden clubs took part in the exhibition and we were amazed by all the talent, young and old.


The Hamilton Horticourt was filled with award winning specimens that even we could be tempted to plant… and kill in the near future.  Our time at the Flower Show was magical and we only wish we had more time to spend amidst the botanical beauty!

Colorful Clematis

Going Green

Photos via yours truly (who really does need to put on her readers when using her iPhone to make sure the pictures are in focus!)


Monday Mood

Monday Mood

It’s Monday – what mood are you in?

Pretty Pastel Petals


Pronunciation: /yur-ning/

Deep longing… for spring, that is.  Have you had enough of winter?  We have!

Photo via Style Me Pretty