• Flowers and Plants

    Week 3 of Flowers

    My apologies to readers who have been anticipating Week 3 of Flowers, which was scheduled for last week. As August’s past few days ago, and we are on the first week of September I want to dive into new projects,…

  • Flowers and Plants

    Week 2 of Flowers

    It’s Week 2 of Flowers dedicated to those who are unfamiliar with heliconia, lychnis, and nerines. Heliconia – “Lobster-Claws” Either people mention Lobster-Claws or False Bird of Paradise, they’re meaning the colourful heliconias, native to the tropical Americas and the…

  • Flowers and Plants

    Week 1 of Flowers

    As mentioned in last week’s blog, the three flowers chosen for this week are Alstroemeria, Bells of Ireland (did you guess it?), and Chrysanthemum. Alstroemeria The cut flower alstroemeria, which we refer to as alstro, is a flower that we…

  • Flowers and Plants

    A Book of Flowers

    As usual, after my weekend swim I go straight to the public library’s Used Book Sale section to find, hopefully, a recently released fiction for $2. I didn’t find any this time, but I did leave the library with a…