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Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." -Hans Christian Andersen Butterflies in the Garden Have you ever wondered what makes a country garden so resplendent with butterflies? How about what flowers to plant to attract them? Well, we’ve got your covered; for a garden filled with beautiful butterflies flitting around the flowers, try . . .
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(Irving Penn for Vogue, 1971) “Once lively peonies now wind-weary, and ragged at the edges, hang their heavy crowns; rain on their backs, one final act, before detaching from the stem and falling down.” --Kristen Henderson, Of My Maiden Smoking (Irving Penn Photography) Peonies: Origins and Meanings “Peonies are native to China. They are highly valued there and are often referred to as . . .
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How to Still Get Flowers During Lockdown...and How Safe Is It? During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we are all learning a new language of sorts. For example, words like “essential” and “non-essential” are frequently bandied about. The question is what items are actually essential? When you think of essential items, you may not think of flowers, but you should. The truth is flowers . . .
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