Friday, March 29, 2013

Flower Power Friday

This week's featured flower is the Lupine........
Spring is coming and the Lupine will be blooming soon here in Maine!

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I've recently added lupines to my back field so come Spring I will have an array of blue and pink lupines.  Once established they will spread quite nicely.  They prefer cool moist areas which makes them perfect for Mainers or any Northern area of the US.  The Lupine also enjoys full to part sun.  Come June you can see them everywhere, roadsides, hillsides and meadows.  These Lupines will also look great in any garden too.  They can get from 1-4 feet tall.  These lovely spiked flowers come in the common bluish purple color, as well as shades of pink, white, and yellow.
The Lupine has a very long tap root so it is recommended that you don't transplant as you may damage the root.  So when you plant your Lupine make sure it's where you want them to be.
As far a pest, I haven't heard of many problems if any.  I have noticed snail tracks on the foliage, but that's it.

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You know I generally have some interesting or fun facts about the flowers I post, but I can't find anything that is interesting about this flower.  Outside of it's beauty.  The Lupine will brighten any area after a long drab winter.  So enjoy the beauty of these flowers and plant some in your garden.
Oh I will say their blooming season is quite short.  Maybe a few weeks then you have to wait until next year to see them again.       
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Quote of the week...........
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. 
~Leo Buscaglia
 Have a Fantastic Weekend! 
Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday Treasury

Another week of beautiful treasuries!

This week we are featuring the curators of "Can You Smell the Lilacs" Sarah of  Airy Obsessions
, "Bright Spring Finds" by Linda Vanaga of Linda Vanage Handmade Jewelry, and "Colorful Cubes for Everyone" by Lindsey.
Be sure to take some time to visit our curator's shops and all the other shops in these fabulous treasuries!


'can you smell the lilacs' by airyobsessions

Aerial lilac dress, striped sheer dress, prom, light purple dress - plot
Aerial lilac dress, str...
Simple Amethyst Hoops Earrings Argentium Sterling silver Purple modern jewelry summer lavender tbteam - daimblond
Simple Amethyst Hoops E...
Serafina - Felt Dachshund, Art Puppet Lovely Dog Marionette Felted Cute Stuffed Toy. lilac violet lavender.  MADE TO ORDER. - TwoSadDonkeys
Serafina - Felt Dachshu...
Pillow cover - Purple origami patchwork quilt Hand applique Heirloom All new fabrics Pillow cover - violasboutique
Pillow cover - Purple o...
Lilac Photo Pendant, Photo Jewelry - CindiRessler
Lilac Photo Pendant, Ph...
boho  purple heartwood flower barette  hair pin shawl pin - theancientmuse
boho purple heartwood ...
Bracelet Beaded Catepillar Aqua Turquoise Purple Pastel: Northern Lights - Thebracelettree
Bracelet Beaded Catepil...
Floral Photography, Art Photo, Lilac Photo, Lilac Print, Shabby Chic, 8x10 Flower Print, Lilacs - cmqstudio
Floral Photography, Art...
Lilacs Note Card - Watercolor Painting, Mauve Purple Flower, Floral, Botanical, Kraft Envelope, Art Card, Spring, Green, White - trowelandpaintbrush
Lilacs Note Card - Wate...
Soapstone Necklace, Hand-Sculpted Pale Pink Pendant Cabochon - LaForetDesGemmes
Soapstone Necklace, Han...
Sculpture made of Driftwood and Rustic Wire - Peace Art - Freedom Art - Mixed Media Wire and Wood Sculpture - idestudiet
Sculpture made of Drift...
Sails Up - Impressionist seascape painting, framed, ready to hang - LonBrauerStudios
Sails Up - Impressionis...
SALE,  Handmade   Lilac  Ruffled Tutu  Skirt,  Birthday, Baby Tutu, Photo Prop- ready to ship - zERrtakI
SALE, Handmade Lilac...
French Roses Fairy lights - Lilac - PamelaAngus
French Roses Fairy ligh...
CD case lilac - purple floral surprise - nauli
CD case lilac - purple ...
MARIAH - Handmade Lilac Guipure Sleeveless Cocktail Dress - aguadulcedesign
MARIAH - Handmade Lilac...

'Bright Spring finds' by Vanlina

Have a funny mood and more sunlight everyday :):) Enjoy it!!!

Crochet Cuff with Polymer Clay Face in Black, Red and Blue - ellisaveta
Crochet Cuff with Polym...
Nature Photo, Primary Colors, Circus, Photography, Berries, Red, Yellow, Blue, Bold, Wall Art, Print, Home Decor, 8x10 or 8x8 - Primary Trio - MorganRosePhoto
Nature Photo, Primary C...
knit sweater bulky mohair blue red yellow theknitkid - THEKNITKID
knit sweater bulky moha...
Red Blue and Gray Bag Crossebody Hobo Embreagem - DiuBags
Red Blue and Gray Bag C...
Red Poppy and Sky 10x10 Fine Art Photography Print - charitykittler
Red Poppy and Sky 10x10...
primary COLORBLOCK preppy HOODED lightweight WINDBREAKER jacket, extra small-large - discoleafvintage
primary COLORBLOCK prep...
Pendant Charm with Love Birds on Wires (red, yellow, blue sky, silver) P189 - sophiacorinneART
Pendant Charm with Love...
Feather Necklace Primary Colours Red Yellow and Blue Pendant Necklace with silver chain - Wearable Art - GlassArtDreams
Feather Necklace Primar...
Original art print primary colors portrait woman colorful art pop art red yellow blue 11 x 14 Comic - LeighsArt
Original art print prim...
SALE:  Adorable Large Lampwork Turquoise Blue Lizard on Red, Yellow and Blue Barrel Focal Bead by Starlight Designs - starlightdesigns
SALE: Adorable Large L...
MACAW PENDANT Red Blue Yellow Green Bird Pendant Bird Necklace Bird Lover Gift Bird Jewelry Animal Lover Gift Nature Lover Gift Parrots - WilloughbyPendants
Butterfly gift tags Red Yellow Blue. x 30 - ChilliPeppa
Butterfly gift tags Red...
Colors Flowing Together, 8x12 Fine Art Photography, Color Reflections, Abstract Photography, - CindiRessler
Colors Flowing Together...
MADE TO ORDER Primary Colors Fingerless Gloves - hand knit in blue, yellow, red, and black stripes - StitchesandHearts
MADE TO ORDER Primary C...
Bow hair tie, Vintage Inspired Head scarf, Red Blue and Yellow Floral Print - OhHoneyHush
Bow hair tie, Vintage I...
Garden Brooch - Blue and yellow flowers over bright red - Polymer Clay - Coloraudia
Garden Brooch - Blue an...


'Colorful Cubes for Everyone' by lindseyled7

Cube Soap -- Choose Your Own Scent and Color - DyeabolicalYarns
Cube Soap -- Choose You...
Cube Necklace - Sunset - decorateyoucraft
Cube Necklace - Sunset
Rhapsody 15.6 - mixed media block wall sculpture - by Rosemary Pierce - artbyRosemary
Rhapsody 15.6 - mixed m...
Dangle earrings. Resin earrings, Rainbow Resin Earrings. resin jewelry. Modern Jewelry. chunky resin. Ice jewelry., pompom, Confetti - GoldFingerBarcelona
Dangle earrings. Resin ...
Polymer Clay Beads - Long Necklace - Bright Cubes - NewburyLane
Polymer Clay Beads - Lo...
Mechanical Toy Gear Cube 3D Printed - CarryTheWhat
Mechanical Toy Gear Cub...
Uranium - Periodic Table of Elements Cube Ornament - ElementsCubed
Uranium - Periodic Tabl...
Colorful Lucite Bauble Link Necklace - strandedbygwyn
Colorful Lucite Bauble ...
Square - TheFrenchPrinter
Felt ZOO alphabet, 26 alphabet cubes, felt blocks, zoo alphabet, letters, numbers, figures, shapes, abc, 123, MADE to ORDER - IrraNellie
Felt ZOO alphabet, 26 a...
Tricubes, 5x7 Fine Art Photography, Color Reflections, Abstract Photography - CindiRessler
Tricubes, 5x7 Fine Art ...
Rubik Cube Fun Decorative Art - Spain Camino de Santiago Paintings - Cool Novel Vintage Gift for Home, Corporate & All Occasions - yenpaintings
Rubik Cube Fun Decorati...
Titanium Metallic Cube Fire Turquoise, Rocket Red & Plum On Silver Band Adjustable 5-9 OOAK no5 - ChristinaRoseJewelry
Titanium Metallic Cube ...
Vintage COLOR CUBES by The Embossing Company - Set of 36 Wooden Blocks - sushipotvintage
Vintage COLOR CUBES by ...
SIX Vintage Lucite Cast Acrylic Mid Century Modern Vasa Mihich Cubes 578 - ModernArtObsessed
SIX Vintage Lucite Cast...
1960s Op Art Vintage Eisenberg Enamel Brooch. Once Inch Square. 3D Effect. - decotini
1960s Op Art Vintage Ei...

I'd like to thank the curators for including my photography in these wonderful treasuries!
Have a fantastic week! See you for Flower Power Friday!