Saturday, August 11, 2012

Flower Stories

 Growing flowers for the soul purpose of cutting them is a luxury for sure, but we gardeners/farmers know that isn't the only reason to nurture a  blossoming flower patch. We do it to create memories. Memories for ourselves and each other. We do it to learn, share and grow deeper in love with the wonder of gardening. We want and need to be in awe of something greater than ourselves. We need  to witness miracles, beauty and life to thrive. What better way than to get down and dirty with the ingredients nature gave us and go to work! 

I have you to thank my dear  blogging friends for an idea that woke me up bright and early this morning!
I've noticed with each flower post I do, many of you share a ' flower story or memory " with me in the comments section.

With your permission I would love to include YOUR flower memories/stories in my first book titled: 

YARD FLOWERS and GARDEN MEMORIES for the BUDDING flower lover in you. 
 Fall in LOVE with flowers. Grow a patch of memories in your own backyard 

Whether its a simple phrase like Tasos comment below this image,


" These flowers always make me think of old fashioned gardens, where only useful plants were planted. Love that bountiful feeling ". ~ Taso 

 or a three page story I invite you to share them all! What better way to bring a photo to life than a story to go with it?

I'll be featuring common old fashioned/ heirloom flowers and shrubs in my book such as: Forsythia, Lilac, Cosmos, Zinnias, Oriental Lilly's, Sunflowers, Tiger Lilly's, Hollyhocks, Hydrangea, Dahlias, Delphinium, Black Eyed Susan's, Shasta Daisies, Cone Flower, Bachelor Buttons, Egg Plant on a Stick, Phlox, Nasturtium, Clematis,  Day Lilly's and more!

 Let's get more ideas sprouting!
Share your garden memories too! All stories will be considered  for possible contributions to my book! 

 Email YOUR flower stories to: 

Thank you for all the inspiration and support! 

What else would you like me to include? Soil prep, organic feeding and pest control, design for small flower beds, up-cycled garden containers, ways to share your flowers...etc...

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