Category Archives: Flowers

On a Highway of Usefulness

Recently, I have come to fully accept my lifelong role as temporary custodian of our family treasures from the past.  Whether they be tattered and torn photographs or yellowed documents with an ancestor’s handwriting, this inward pull to document and … Continue reading

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Mum’s the Word

Chrysanthemum was without doubt the byword at the North Carolina Arboretum last October.  Stumbling upon the spectacular floral display during a brief stopover, my husband and visiting friend found it almost impossible to pry me from the exhibit hall.  All … Continue reading

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Cotton Photography Stops

Cotton has affected lives in a variety of ways throughout centuries. It’s legacy felt yet today. The seeming elegance of soft, fluffy white cotton bolls has intrigued me since moving to the South.  Maybe growing up around Midwest corn fields has had … Continue reading

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Magnolia Grandiflora: An Unfolding of Beauty

What a show-off! The single, saucer shaped blooms sitting atop clusters of long and broad, dark green lustrous leaves would tempt any passerby with a camera.  Try walking past these lemon-scented, 8-12 inch white beauties without turning around to further … Continue reading

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Tim’s Roses–Gardens in Full Bloom

Roses—those fragrant, evocative expressions of love, emotion, and beauty.  Each radiant bloom imbued with a different color and meaning. Did you know roses have a language all their own, conveying certain moods or feelings?  If you listen carefully with your … Continue reading

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An Early Morning Date with Major Tulip

When:  March 20, 2008 between 7-9 a.m. Where:  Memphis Botanical Garden in Memphis, Tennessee Purpose:  To photograph Floral Signs of Spring before the crowd appeared.  I was allowed into the gardens as the sun rose slowly over the shadowy trees … Continue reading

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Center Focus: Red Flora

“I am writing in the garden.  To write as one should of a garden, one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.”  Frances Hodgson Burnett. “Every garden is unique with a multitude of … Continue reading

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Rhododendrons–the Designer’s Showpieces

“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment.”  (Georgia O’Keefe) Wouldn’t you just love to cup this floral beauty in the palms of your hands, peer closely into its … Continue reading

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Lifting the Leaves…Shaw’s Garden

St. Louis Walk of Fame inductee, Henry Shaw (1800-1889), came to St. Louis at the age of 18.  Being one of the city’s largest landholders by age 40, he was able to retire.  This freedom gave him the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Dinner Plates…of the flowery kind

Have you ever seen such a striking bloom?  My eyes first caught sight of these red 8-10 inch saucer hibiscus in the summer of 2006 in front of Arby’s.  As a newcomer to the area and totally engrossed in flower … Continue reading

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