How My Brown Thumb Lured Me to Outdoor Silk Gardening

  I usually write about tech, but today I transgress.I’m what you’d call a crafty sort of gal.  I’m a writer, knitter, baker and cook.  I love to create stuff; I just hate to water and weed it. That makes me a terrible gardener.I live in Michigan.  And, like most northern climes—the summers are short, so flower season is about 12 weeks long.  Gardening is a fast and furious sport around these parts....more

summer silks

As much as my allergies may be jumping for joy come June, I sure do miss spring flowers in the summertime.   ...more

Coral Me Happy!

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How To Make a Flower Ball: A Unique Gift

 I am so in love with this look right now!  A perfectly beautiful piece of art–a flower ball.  This is an original way of showcasing flowers, other than in a vase.This would be a perfect event decor piece (such as for Easter), hung above a table or in an entry way.  You can also give one as a gift–for a friend’s birthday or for your favorite Hostess!The best part about this is in the making of one....more

Heavenly Horticulture

Flowers have their own language and lore.  The Victorians loved to send “secret messages” within a bouquet to express love or friendship during a time of strict moral codes.   Early Christians used flowers to represent religious meaning in their teachings to illustrate a point since the majority of their followers were illiterate.  The most famous being the clover used by St. Patrick to represent the Holy Trinity....more

Romantic Flower Centerpiece: Easy Tips for a Beautiful Arrangement

You don't have to be a professional florist to make a beautiful centerpiece.  All that it requires is beautiful, healthy flowers, some patience, and a little basic knowledge of composition, which I will show you here. ...more

Spring Flowers Are Here

February is gone and March is here. What a sad little month February is. It is a short month, but feels like it goes on and on forever. That is how I felt when living in Michigan. The only thing that got me through without feeling completely blue was our yearly trip to Florida. We would travel to Florida the last week of February through the first week of March....more

Soft Spoken Flowers for Outspoken Ladies

Several years ago while cleaning out a desk in a Virginia funeral home – I came across a envelope marked “Favorite Flowers of the First Ladies”.   A few months ago I found the copy folded in my journal and decided to share them with you… ...more

How to Make a Compliment Bouquet

I am a girl who loves getting flowers. I know, I know. They die eventually. But for me, the surprise of a fresh bouquet never gets old and is always appreciated. My boyfriend, Shelton, is great at surprising me when I least expect it....more

Make Your Own Paper Lavendar Flowers

Lavendar Flower...more