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Ruffles of Pink and Red

Every week, I try and buy myself a little bouquet of flowers. It's my treat for the week and it makes me smile to see fresh blossoms on my table. Now that the ranunculus are in season, they have taken center stage in my home for the past two weeks...and of course, I had to take pictures! Enjoy...

Don't you just love them?...all those ruffles. sigh.

Now, go get yourself some flowers...seriously.  I mean it.

xo,

 

p.s. want more Ranunculus love...go here.

Flowering Branches

We've been a having a lot of rain lately and well...honestly... it's getting a little tiresome but I am taking great pleasure in witnessing the slow bloom of all the flowering trees. Dogwoods, cherry blossoms, camellias. I'll take them! Give me some brightness and beauty amidst the gray! This weekend, I plan on going out into the garden and bringing in some of these gorgeous flowering branches. They make the most beautiful display. Inexpensive, dramatic and inspiring you can't help but want them in your home. Check out these gorgeous images via Style and Home.com...

Don't you love the deep shades of navy, teal and amethyst and how they contrast against the lightness of the blooms? So lovely!

What spring blossoms are you enjoying where you are?

xo,

The color of a Rose

With Valentines' Day just around the corner the Queen of flowers is getting her yearly worship as roses are shipped all over the world, their prices skyrocketing. Why? Because this eternally romantic flower holds us in thrall with its curvaceous ruffles, heavenly smell and of course it's rainbow of hues.

It may be referred to as being old-fashioned or unoriginal but no matter what your view is on the dear Rose, you can't deny it's beauty or symbolic power of love.

I'm a sucker for random information so I thought I'd share the hidden messages behind the color of a Rose. Make sure you give according to your heart...

Red Rose: Love, Beauty, Courage and Respect, Romantic Love, Congratulations

Deep Burgundy Rose: Unconscious Beauty

White Rose: Purity, Innocence, Silence, Secrecy, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness, "I am worthy of you", Heavenly

Pink Rose: Appreciation, "Thank you", Grace, Perfect Happiness, Admiration, Gentleness, "Please Believe Me"

Yellow Rose: Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight, Promise of a new beginning, Welcome Back, Remember Me

Orange Rose: Desire, Enthusiasm

Peach Rose: Appreciation, Closing the deal, Let's get together, Sincerity, Gratitude

Lavender Rose: Love at first sight, Enchantment

If you love the smell of Roses check out our lovely Floral Garden Body Lotion. It's light, fragrant and luxurious, leaving your skin silky soft. A great treat for Valentines' Day.

p.s. If you happen to find yourself in Portland don't miss our internationally renown Rose Gardens.