Flower Fridays: Tulip

I went to a garden store a few days ago to buy herb seeds with my wonderful gardener husband, Andy. It is a wonderful experience to anticipate and dream of herbs and vegetables growing in our summer garden. But for now, we have to wait for the miniscule seeds to germinate and grow under insideContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Tulip”

Flower Fridays: Hyacinth

Hyacinth, I dream of you popping up from Mother Earth in April. I look forward to the rainbow of pinks, purples, whites and even yellows that you display. Hyacinth symbolizes sport or playfulness or even rashness—and I could use some of that in this winter white world right now! Hyacinth is so rich with fragranceContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Hyacinth”

Flower Fridays: Begonia

Begonia—what a lovely sound emerges from your lips when you pronounce, Begonia. I have to say that at first blush I am not a huge fan of begonia. That is probably because most of my exposure is to the somewhat less than thrilling to me small blossom annual begonias that are used as bedding plants.Continue reading “Flower Fridays: Begonia”

Flower Fridays: Rose

Last week, when my husband Andy and I were discussing what to do on Valentines Day, he said, “It’s on Friday, so roses.” I hesitated a response because I wasn’t certain what he was referring to when he continued, “your Flower Friday blog”. Of course! I certainly have written about roses before (see Flower Fridays:Continue reading “Flower Fridays: Rose”

Flower Fridays: Alstroemeria

Last week Andy and I received a lovely surprise from my mom—a flower bouquet delivered to our doorstep! And what a beautiful bouquet it is. There are little tea roses, carnations (perfect given the letters last week between my mom and me—Flower Fridays: Carnation) and the star of the bouquet, alstroemeria. Alstroemeria is great forContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Alstroemeria”