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poor man's florist, white violets bloom in suttons bay

Some of my favorite bouquets are from simple blooms so common you almost don't see them anymore. My yard has been overgrown with violets this spring. Thousands of purple blossoms are nearly spent, now. Today, I found that these delicate white ones have spread across the northwest corner of my hosta beds. I almost…


Added by Rachel North on June 6, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

the feng shui of flowers or midnight in our garden of eden

My house is full of dead flowers. Feng Shui masters say that dead flowers are bad for one's chi. It is unusual for my house to be without flowers in summer. Dead flowers is just tragic. I think those feng shui masters soundly recognize that if you allow something as ugly as dead flowers in your space, you're probably neglecting important things.

The lesson is not lost on me. I know what I'm neglecting. It occurred to me after 5 hours of sleep, hurtling towards the office. I passed the… Continue

Added by Rachel North on August 11, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Off-the-Map Hike in Sleeping Bear Dunes NL

It’s Father’s Day and we decided to take a trip to Good Harbor Bay to walk along the beach and through the forest that parallels the lake. We were on a hunt for some showy lady slippers which a friend had told me about. We didn’t find the lady slippers, but we had a wonderfully relaxing walk…


Added by Kerry Kelly on June 20, 2010 at 10:22pm — No Comments

poor man’s florist in northern Michigan

I’m a fiend for flowers. In winter I suffer the loss. In summer I draw them in the house like breath. And this year, watching my pennies, I tried to grow a cutting garden from seeds. Several packages were tenderly placed into the ground, some in the pattern of my daughter’s own initial. I hoped that she would look down from her window and see brightly colored blooms heralding her name.

As one might imagine from the attention of this post, nothing surfaced. Cosmos, zinnias (two… Continue

Added by Rachel North on July 28, 2009 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Your Gardening Day: Sunflowers Repurposed

Yesterday I was clipping spent sunflower heads and lining them face up around the edge of my circle garden. Some of the larger heads contain at least 100 glossy, black sunflower seeds. I leave the drying heads in the garden over the winter for the chickadees, who flit in and out, plucking the seeds from their husks. Some seeds will drop into the soil and magically appear as "volunteers" next spring in the form of seedlings, saving me the expense of buying new seeds.

I am… Continue

Added by Carolyn Faught on October 8, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments


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