Tag Archives: blooms

The Daffodil – Spring has Sprung

Tweet If you were to visit my home today you would find daffodils blooming in nearly every room. When I see them each morning I smile as they remind me of simpler times when as a child, in early spring I checked daily on the green spikes that grew out of the dark rich earth [...]
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Roses – A Valentine’s Experience

I love roses! I especially love the dark red velvet textured Black Magic roses. But give me roses of any size and colour and I will be happy. Hybrid tea roses, garden roses, sweetheart roses, spray roses - all in hues that represent most of the colour wheel. Roses are also loved by most of the female population of the world and are considered to be the most favoured of all flowers. Personally, I think any woman who says she doesn’t like roses is only saying that because it’s such a popular flower, and she doesn’t want to be associated with the status quo. In my opinion, women are simply genetically predisposed to being attracted to roses.
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Something Blue – Flowers for an Intimate Wedding

Tweet The Wedding On August 21, 2010 my sister in law Patty Lant married the love of her life, Serge LaFleur. It was an intimate family affair, held in the gorgeous gardens of Patty’s parents, Shirley and Ron Lant. Patty’s favourite colour is blue, and when she asked me to do the wedding florals, I [...]
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Dahlia – My Favourite Flower – Week 7

Tweet Dahlia – My Favourite Flower “The dahlias glowed in the autumn sun. Criss-crossing back and forth between the plants, trying to avoid the spider webs dripping with dew, I admired the sheer excess and exuberance of the species. Yellow dahlias, as big as salad plates, shining like miniature sunbursts. Tiny pompom dahlias of deep [...]
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The Sunflower – Week 6

Tweet A Bit About the Sunflower Dwarf Sunspot, Giant Primrose. Lemon Eclair, Stawberry Blonde, Red Sun, Black Oil. What do all of these descriptive references have in common? They are Sunflowers. My favourite is Teddy Bear – a novelty sunflower with a thick, furry, bright yellow head which actually reminds me of a stuffed teddy. [...]
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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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