It is time I admit something: I like flowers. I have thought it through from top to bottom, and the facts are clear: they are pretty and they smell nice. All of this is undeniable, allergies notwithstanding.
But, here is the question I pose to you, dear reader: why is it so weird for a man to receive flowers?
There have been precious few times in my life when I have actually been gifted flowers, none of which came on the most romantic of days. Most of the flowers I have gotten, I was unable to throw out...instead letting them dry on the balcony before returning them inside for a free bit of potpourri.
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WE ANSWER A BUNCH OF YOUR BURNING BEAUTY QUESTIONS.
Cups of Gold Stoic and Tenacious!
If you can get your hands on some seed packets of the California poppy and show the picture of the golden, cup-shaped flowers on them to a kid, chances are great that the answer would be a positive ‘yes!’, and in two ticks you will have happy and excited company in the garden to help you to sow the seed.
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An Abundance of Colour
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"Choose the right things to plant to benefit wildlife and yourself"
It’s flower season! We’re celebrating with six beautiful blooms that heal.
Examining the Attributes of Various Twin Forms
Heirloom From An Angel
I had plenty of stories about my family’s roots. What I didn’t have was something tangible
The Joy of Flowers
Transplant rebirths an abandoned home and acreage into a flower wonderland
Aleah Chapin: Over The Edge
Aleah Chapin welcomes viewers into a world marked by “edges and in betweens” in her latest exhibition at Flowers Gallery.
Easy Ways To Dry Flowers
Create everlasting bouquets and decorations by preserving summer blooms.