Flower Fridays: Bachelor Button

My mom made a sweet book of wildflower specimens (and some tree leaves) when she was a girl growing up in New Jersey. She lovingly placed a different flower or leaf under cellophane on each page of the book and included the common and classification name, the date and where she found it. Most wereContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Bachelor Button”

Flower Fridays: Poppy

“Poppies! Poppies! Poppies will put them to sleep. Sleep—now they’ll sleep.” If you are of my generation you probably know well that line from The Wizard of Oz. The Wicked Witch of West uses the spell to make Dorothy and her entourage (you know, the tin man, the scarecrow and the lion) fall sleep inContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Poppy”

Flower Fridays: Hibiscus aka Rose of Sharon

Last year at this time, Andy received a beautiful birthday gift from our friend Jon. It was a very large and lusciously swirly-blue glazed planter. It was calling out for a large flowering bush but it was too early for such a plant, so the pot lingered empty for a couple of months on ourContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Hibiscus aka Rose of Sharon”