The benefits of pruning

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My exercise regimen consists of walking and talking around the neighborhood several times a week. My walking partner Laurie and I both agree that the physical and mental benefits of this effort are irreplaceable. Today I learned of another benefit! There is this fabulous pussy willow tree along one of our routes and we were admiring it last week. So … Read More

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Getting the look you want & the gadgets that help!

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You made it! It’s the last day of “flower basics” posts!  So, today we get to dig in a little deeper to the mechanics of flower arranging, our last frontier of flower arranging basics. Exciting stuff, right? Since we already talked about the big things you use to hold your flowers in place (Oasis, vases, an old boot, etc.) now, … Read More

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Flower Mechanics – the good kind, not the scary kind!

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Today I’m going to introduce you to the wonderful world of flower mechanics! When you hear this word (and you probably will hear it from me a few times) it does not mean that dude at the garage who rotates your tires and changes your oil. In the world of flowers, mechanics are what you “build” that help the flowers … Read More

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Tools of the Trade

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Last Friday I introduced you guys to the idea of “recipes,” “tools,” and “ingredients” in respect to flowers and arranging. If you want a refresher on the recipe, feel free to visit the original post here. However, it’s a new week and today I’m going to go into a little (okay, a lot) more detail about the “tools of the … Read More

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Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start!

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Just like cooking, when you are working with growing things, and are creating something to be enjoyed by others at the end of your creative process, there is a recipe, ingredients and tools that can help the end result be something delicious. Today, I’ll talk a bit more about the recipe part of this equation! You don’t have to be … Read More

jbryanLet’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start!