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Alstroemeria is Awesome–Just Wait!

Alstroemeria is Awesome--Just Wait!

Forty years ago, Canadian florists started receiving shipments of alstroemeria.  If you’ve ever seen the flower also known as Peruvian Lily when it’s just picked, all you see are tight buds, which are not very beautiful.  With time, this pretty flower will open into a show of blooms that last an average of 2 to…

Make Your Own Zesty Orange, Lemon and Nasturtium Bath Bombs

This fall, my backyard garden became more beautiful with the pretty yellows and oranges of Nasturtium plants.  Nasturtiums (also referred to as “nose twisters”) are grown from seeds in a sunny place, and look great in window boxes or spilling over a stone wall.   Nasturtium flowers are a spicy addition to salads and make a…

Don’t Give It Up! Change Your Garden As You Age

Don't Give It Up!  Change Your Garden As You Age

Studies show that being outside, in nature, or even viewing a well-maintained landscape can have positive mental and physical effects, especially as we age.  Too often, limitations in strength, mobility and stamina can reduce our enjoyment of our yards and gardens.  Why not begin to change your garden to accommodate your future needs?  Adapting your…

Mid-summer Container Garden and Hanging Basket Care

It’s always sad to lose a good friend, especially in just one day.  That’s the feeling many folks experience during a hot July when it comes to their mid-summer container gardens and hanging baskets.  Oh what sorrow at forgetting to water that formerly perky petunia or gee-whiz geranium just one day!   Well, not all plants are…

Men Like Flowers Too!

Men Like Flowers Too!

Men are often the givers of flowers, however men also like to receive flowers too.  Perhaps because they are unexpected… an expression of love, gratitude or for any reason.  Flowers prove that someone thinks enough of them to make them feel very special.  Although sending flowers to work may cause a little embarrassment, deep inside…

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