Pumpkins- Inspiration for the Season

Pumpkins- Inspiration for the Season

November brings Thanksgiving and time for pumpkins. All around us there are pumpkin displays, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pastries, and pumpkin pies. Although I am not a fan of pumpkin latte, I am totally entranced with the magical pumpkin interpretations of the artist...
A salute to trees—flowers and branches

A salute to trees—flowers and branches

“If flowers bring us joy, trees give us strength” October in Pennsylvania reminds to look up and enjoy the changing colors of nature.  All around us deciduous trees are turning tones and shades of red, orange, and yellow and giving us a last burst of color before they...
SUNFLOWERS IN SEPTEMBER

SUNFLOWERS IN SEPTEMBER

As the days get shorter in September, sunflowers remind us of bright summer days and abundant harvests.  Sunflowers (Helianthus annus) are native to both North and South America. They grow from between 5 and 12 feet tall and have large, showy flower heads.  The head...
About Hydrangeas!!

About Hydrangeas!!

Hydrangeas are deciduous shrubs that come in many sizes, shapes, and colors and make wonderful cut flowers bouquets for the home. Use them combined with other flowers, or just a big bowl of a single variety can make a stunning display. The name hydrangea comes from...
Adventures with  Lilies

Adventures with Lilies

My most recent flower adventure was preparing and presenting a Zoom program for NALS, the North American Lily Society. From the very beginning, thinking about the vast varieties of lilies and what designs to show them off was a totally absorbing experience.  Since my...