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ladybug_pc
Mcdonough, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 23, 2010
5:31 PM

Post #7651301

Loved the literary references! Have you seen the flower pictures that have lit. quotes surrounding them? I received one with pansies as a going away gift from the English dept. at my former school.

The wild pansies do jump up everywhere. I look forward to them each year.

Also, could you recommend a good book on "traditional flower language?"
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2010
5:49 PM

Post #7651351

Hi Ladybug...
Yes, I've seen those flower pictures, and received one when I retired. I thought I had a photo of it but don't seem to have it on my computer. But yes, I like them too.

The best recent book I've read, and it was loaned to me by a friend so I don't have any more about it than the title, but it's "The Secret Language of Flowers" by Shane Connelly. Seems it has more words in the title, but I think you could find it just using this title and the author's name.

Another one that was good as well was Peter Loewer's "Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Hidden Language of Flowers." Both are interesting.

Hope you find them and enjoy. I'm sure there are others, but I am familiar with these two.

Thanks for reading the article.
It's always nice to hear from you.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

March 23, 2010
6:27 PM

Post #7651431

http://www.americanmeadows.com/WildflowerSeeds/Species/JohnnyJumpup.aspx

My favorites are these little johnny jump ups.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2010
6:40 PM

Post #7651449

I love them too, Gloria.

Do you have lots of things blooming now that spring is here? We have warm days then cold rains, but finally I have blooms.

It's so good to hear from you.

Here's what I saw on Friday, thought I'd share them with you.

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gloria125
Greensboro, AL

March 26, 2010
8:19 AM

Post #7657524

I have these little purple wild violets coming up in my yard right now:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://rlv.zcache.com/wild_violets_poster-p228888747584084427t5ta_400.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.zazzle.com.au/wild_violets_poster-228888747584084427&h=400&w=400&sz=55&tbnid=zdPd3H5C2CK3bM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=124&prev=/images?q=wild+violets&usg=__F0u0SRad8nQbRPvk2jKE2Yc0Q2k=&ei=NdCsS539LsL7lwfKwOyQAQ&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&ved=0CA8Q9QEwAA

What is the flower in your picutre?
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2010
8:35 AM

Post #7657575

Hi Gloria...

They're crocus (croci?) and they've been here so long I can't remember where they came from! I have daffs too...just not yet all in bloom.

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gloria125
Greensboro, AL

March 26, 2010
9:52 AM

Post #7657761

Oh yes. I have one down in the woods that used to be the former owner's pasture. Ill have to check and see if its blooming. The one crocus has been there all by itself for 50 years.

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