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Take Time To
“I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.” ~Herbert Rappaport (via)
It isn’t raining rain, you know…
A happy little song, written in 1921, that you can sing to cheer yourself up whenever you need to. You can read a little about it at Wikipedia, and read the lyrics HERE.
Flowers and Bees
The late rains have given our flowers a second season!
I’ll never look at dandelions the same way
(Source: paramnesic debris)
“There’s a crack in the gutter where a flower grows…”
We planted flowers like this one in around our mail box last year, and this year they’re growing out of cracks in the pavement along the road. Which reminded me of this Michael Franti song: LINK
It’s Four-O’Clock Somewhere
My four-o’clocks worked hard all summer: pushing roots down, pushing leaves up, flowering and making seeds, endlessly photosynthesizing. Now they’re enjoying a much-deserved retirement.
We didn’t set out to collect vases. It was a byproduct of buying flowers.
Rain Lilies are my second-favorite flower, after four-o’clocks.
via the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Unfortunately the artist isn’t known, but somebody made something wonderful 150 years ago, and it continues to bring joy to a world he or she couldn’t have imagined. It’s made of seashells!
There’s a special spot in my heart for the flowers that bloom bravely on when all the others have called it a day.
I love the look of gardens in the fall. The plants have become wild and untamed, almost feral, just as the cool nights give them one final burst of brilliant color. That’s the old age I’m hoping myself and Mona live to enjoy.
My marigolds look amazing this year. I didn’t do anything differently, it’s just a happy accident.
If you haven’t planted your spring garden yet, STOP! Go have a look at what SeedSavers.org has to offer! SeedSavers offers heirloom varieties of flowers and vegetables you can’t find at the chain stores, and what’s really cool is that they all come with instructions on how to harvest the seeds so you can plant …