Silver Linings

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51 months of planning. 201 posts published. 107 comments shared. 28,707 users from 146 countries came to visit. 90 subscribers followed along. 74 Pinterest boards cultivated. 700 Facebook posts published. 2,100+ Facebook likes shared. 10 classes and flower parties hosted. It’s all in the numbers. What started out as an offer from my tech savvy daughter to help me get writing about my love of flowers, … Read More

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Pantone Colors of the Year

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Surprising no one, snow is on our mind this week. As I sit here, about 4″ of fresh pow is settling nicely on the ground with approximately 24-34″ more coming to join it in the next 24 hours. The grocery stores are cleared out, the roads are covered in snow, all offices (and the government) are closed and now everyone can … Read More

Hannah BryanPantone Colors of the Year

How to find complementary floral color combinations

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The other day I wandered into an unfamiliar grocery store to fill a prescription (we’ve all been there, right?) and while killing time waiting for it to be filled, I (of course) gravitated to the flower department. It happens. With me, it always happens. I was pleasantly surprised by their “deal of the day”: large Ecuadorian roses, for $9.99/dozen. One look at … Read More

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Focus on Fuchsia

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Vacation destinations have shoulder seasons, football teams have pre-seasons, new restaurants have soft openings, and movie theaters have discounted tickets for off-peak showings of movies. These are all great ways to bridge a unavoidable gap in time, popularity, attention or desirability. It’s really no different with flowers. Summer flowers were working hard, and everywhere you looked during July and August … Read More

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Roses-A-Plenty: A Summer Steal

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This past weekend called for a celebration–there was no question about it. My little brother is leaving the “nest” and headed to college next weekend where he will get to experience dorm life (yay!), cafeteria food (boo!), and all the amazing things college has to teach him. So, I headed over to my parent’s house for a Sam-inspired meal: steak … Read More

Hannah BryanRoses-A-Plenty: A Summer Steal