Need pretty party decorations that won't break the budget? Try HGTV's idea of using tissue paper pom-poms hanging from the ceiling! Follow the link below to go directly to instructions for making the pom-poms.
The Morning Glory
The name Aster comes from the Greek word meaning "star". What an appropriate name for this shining flower. Asters have yellow centers surrounded by multiple slender petals. Asters are usually perennial and come in a variety of colors. Colors range from various shades of purple, pink, blue, red, and white. There are several varieties of aster. Most asters bloom in the fall (there are exceptions) and are nice landscape additions as the flowers of summer begin to fade away. Asters grow best in full to partial sun with moist, well drained soil. Size depends on the variety but can range from 8 inches to 8 feet in height. Growing asters from seed can be difficult and many people bypass this step. In addition to adding color in the fall, the aster also attracts butterflies.
Aster photos from Flickr. Click each one to see source.
Forget-me-not photos from Flickr. Click each one to see source.
September 9 - 15 is suicide prevention week.
What Are The Warning Signs For Suicide?The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
A Perfect Autumn Wedding Cake
I found this beautiful cake here: http://www.flickr.com/people/paradoxpastry/.
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine, Bloodstone
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl, Moonstone, Axexandrite
July - Ruby
August - Peridot, Sardonyx
September - Sapphire
October - Opal, Tourmaline
November - Topaz, Citrine
December - Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Zircone, Lapis Lazuli, Tanzanite
About this Blog
Welcome to "Love Always" our blog about flowers and keepsake moments". JNJ Keepsakes specializes in flower petal jewelry and keepsakes. This blog will touch on many of the keepsake moments in life. Celebrations of life, love, faith and honoring the passing of a life are some of the topics we will cover. You will also find information on the beautiful flowers that are so often part of our keepsake moments. We hope you find our blog inspirational, informative and comforting. Please feel free to share with us too. We would love to hear from you.