Category Archives: July

Gladiolas – Week 5

Tweet Gladiolas Picture a bright, sunny, hot summer day. You are driving down a country highway, enjoying the freedom of the ride, the beautiful day, the expansive scenery. Up ahead you see a roadside stand with baskets of freshly picked produce and buckets of tall, elegant flowers in a mixture of bright, cheery colours. Adorable [...]
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Lily – Week 4

Tweet Oriental Lilies (Photo by Michael Lant – Click on image to enlarge) About the Lily I was named Elizabeth after my paternal great grandmother, Elizabeth Speirs. I recently discovered that she was quite the gardener and lover of flowers and apparently had a very green thumb, especially when it came to Lilies and Dahlias. [...]
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The Hydrangea – Week 3

Tweet The first time I encountered Hydrangea was one Easter when I was first living away from home.  I wanted to give my parents something special and unique as a gift, which meant no Easter Lilies.  I found the perfect item at the local supermarket – a Hydrangea  plant in a brilliant, almost fake shade [...]
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Daisy Daisy – Week 2

Tweet Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do. I’m half crazy all for the love of you. When someone mentions Daisy, I immediately think of a flower with long slender white petals radiating from a yellow centre. It conjures up memories of verifying the love of my grade 5 sweetheart by reciting “he loves me [...]
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