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Friday March 4th 2016

March's Birth Flower: The Dapper Daffodil

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The daffodil is the official flower of March. I can't think of a better choice, can you? Daffodils are one of my favorites because they are hardy blooms with a delicate appearance. I walked outside my home the other day to see a light covering of snow on a patch of daffodils near a tree. I had to admire them for pushing to get the spring season under way! So this week, I thought I'd dig up some facts on this tenacious flower. Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in Flowers Gift Ideas
Thursday February 25th 2016

All About Squash, The Superfood Of Winter

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One of the best things about the colder months is you get to create delicious dishes that feature seasonal, winter squash. Most of us recognize familiar varieties, such as butternut and pumpkin, but there are many other types of squash that can be the highlighted in a dish. This week, I ventured into the world of winter squash and this is what I found. Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in General
Thursday February 18th 2016

What's The Reason For Four Seasons?

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My favorite time of year is fast approaching. I love to see the layers of snow in my yard start to disappear, revealing patches of green. I have a small square of ground near my front door where daffodils make an early appearance every year. Have you ever stopped to think about the reasons behind the change of seasons? This week, I decided to take a closer look at the seasons, and here's what I found. Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in General
Tuesday February 9th 2016

Air Plants: The Latest Trend In Houseplants

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When you think of the typical houseplant, you may picture a light green fern with dozens of dangling fronds. Or perhaps you envision a colorful African violet flourishing in a small container on your coffee table. But for your next houseplant, why not go with an unconventional option? Tillandsdia, also known as air plants, are growing in popularity with people who want attractive houseplants that require very little attention. This week's post is all about air plants, how to care for them, and how they can add interest to any room in a home.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
Thursday February 4th 2016

February's Birthflowers: The Vivacious Violet & The Pristine Primrose

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The short month of February has two beautiful birth flowers: the violet and the primrose. This pair of delicate flowers serves as a reminder to me that spring will be arriving soon. Each February, I like to throw a "soon-to-be-spring party" for my friends. I always put a purple tablecloth on my dining room table along with several vases of violets. They give a springy feel to my entire apartment. So for my blog this week, I did a little research to learn more about these two February blooms. Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in General
Thursday January 28th 2016

The Life Of A Dormant Plant In The Winter

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As I look around my snowy neighborhood, I see a lot of trees and plants that have gone dormant. As temperatures start to drop, these plants go into a kind of deep sleep so they can survive through the cold-weather months. Like many of us, these trees and plants are waiting for winter to pass so they can become more active! This week, I thought I'd take a closer look at dormant plants in the wintertime.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
Wednesday January 20th 2016

How To Naturally Protect Against The Cold And Flu

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Last week, I had a bad cold that had me coughing, sneezing, and blowing my nose for several days. I don't know about you, but I usually get at least three colds during the winter. As I rested in bed last week, I started to wonder what I could do to avoid getting so many colds or even avoid the flu. So I decided to look into how I could strengthen my immune system, and here's what I found. Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in General
Wednesday January 13th 2016

What Does El Nino Mean for the 2016 Winter Season?

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When you hear meteorologists on television mention El Nino, do you have a clear picture of what they're talking about? El Ninos have been occurring for years, but many people don't know what they are or what causes them. I thought I'd use this week's post to take a closer look at this climate phenomenon that can affect weather conditions throughout the world.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
Wednesday January 6th 2016

January's Birthflower: The Charismatic Carnation

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The carnation is the official flower of the month of January. Carnations are colorful flowers that are seen and worn on a variety of occasions. They are long-lasting blooms that can stay fresh in a vase for up to two weeks! Today, I thought I'd take a closer look at this charismatic bloom known as the "flower of the gods." Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in General
Wednesday December 30th 2015

Eat Healthy All Winter Long With Your Own Indoor Garden

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With the snow falling and temperatures dropping, you may already be dreaming about your spring vegetable garden. But why should you wait until spring to enjoy homegrown vegetables? You can create an indoor garden that provides healthful herbs and veggies for you to enjoy throughout the winter months. This week's post will help you on your way to creating a beautiful indoor garden.

Posted by Ava Rose in General