Flower Fridays: Columbine

Columbine are beautiful and intricate flowers found in many gardens in so many different colors including blues, whites, purples, reds and even yellows. I have found that they are fairly easy to grow in my New York garden though they haven’t come back after many years so I think I will plant some new onesContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Columbine”

Flower Fridays: Carnation—Letter From My Mom

This past weekend I received this lovely letter from my mom. It was so perfect that I decided I would share it with you for this week’s Flower Friday. Carnation, along with Pinks and Sweet William (which you see more often in the garden) are members of the Dianthus family. Carnation symbolizes pride and beauty.Continue reading “Flower Fridays: Carnation—Letter From My Mom”

Flower Fridays: Peony

Peonies are probably my favorite flower, though I do adore Roses and Lilly of the Valley almost but not quite as much. A large reason for my love is the fragrance—there is nothing more intoxicating to me than the aroma of peonies in my garden. Bought from a florist they are just as beautiful, butContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Peony”

Flower Fridays: Cosmos

I love the name Cosmos. Just saying it immediately pops me high above earth into the stratosphere—into the cosmos. The name cosmos is in fact derived from the Greek meaning “balanced universe”. The flower, very much down-to-earth is in the same family as daisies, sunflowers and astors. Cosmos are one of the easiest flowers toContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Cosmos”

Flower Fridays: Nasturtium

Nasturtium is not exactly what you would call a wedding flower—their symbolism is victory in battle and conquest—not a sentiment I would want associated with my relationships. They get that meaning because nasturtium’s botanical name Tropaeolum majus is Latin for trophy, as in a war trophy. They are said to be so named because theirContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Nasturtium”