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What I Learned At The Farmer’s Market

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It was a gorgeous day at the Farmer’s Market at San Pedro Square Saturday! I got some lovely fresh flowers and am so excited about them. Sunflowers, pink hydrangeas, dahlias, and some others ones that I am not familiar with. Does anyone know what this grey velvety looking flower is? It is so cute and I have never felt anything like this before! I also learned something new that might be obvious to some but I am stoked! For hydrangeas, I learned to cut the stems and make them just about 4-6 inches long, put them in a short vase, and tie them with a rubber band to ensure they all stay together and don’t slump over. The lovely woman selling the flowers told me this and I am so excited about it. They look so much better in the vase now and I even did it with the sunflower/dahlia arrangement.

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My obsession with flowers

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Well my obsession with flowers continues to grow (no pun intended).  Now is the time of year I to start to brighten up my patio and that is exactly what I have done. Last year I planted some flowers on my patio in the spring and they lasted a long time but eventually wilted up over the winter. The only one that made it is my pink hibiscus plant. They aren’t fully bloomed yet but I will post some pictures when they do. The flowers make me feel like I am in Hawaii and are just gorgeous.

I think as I am getting older I have a deeper appreciation for my condo and making it look beautiful. And hopefully as I get older my green thumb will materialize because it is lacking!

Can’t wait to go back to the nursery and buy more flowers.

My daisies and sunflower pots. Can’t wait for the sunflowers to bloom!

Gracie and my lavender hydrangeas! These are my favorite.

Spring is in the air

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I love everything about Spring! Well except for one thing-my allergies. They have been so bad lately from all the pollen. But my favorite part of Spring is all the flowers that are in bloom. There are the prettiest Cherry blossom trees right outside my house and they are gorgeous. When the petals fall to the ground the sidewalks are covered in baby pink hues. I just love it! I decided to go to Trader Joe’s this weekend and stock up on flowers to brighten my home. Every time I walk past them I just smile and I just love the smell of fresh flowers!

Here are a few photos of my tulips, lilies, roses, daffodils, and more! I will have to update this with the cherry blossoms too so show you how beautiful it is this time of year in San Jose.