Spring Happenings

So far in Virginia we have crocuses, snowdrops, a deliciously fragrant witch hazel, and I've even seen a few daffodils blooming on the D.C. Mall area.  I am particularly eager to garden this year and have lots of invasive ivy to rip out to make room for some lovely natives. Can't wait to get my hands in the dirt!

In the meantime, I'll be feasting my eyes at the Philadelphia Flower Show this Sunday. My presentation is at 11 am, so please stop by if you're in the area! It is lots of fun to add the language of flowers to your life and speak it to the ones you love.I also managed to catch a wonderful orchid show at the National Museum of Natural History. The show focused on orchids in Chinese culture and was full of lovely blooms at their absolute peak. Some of the orchids smelled like chocolate, others like roses, and there was even one that smelled like cinnamon. A feast for the senses! Here are a few of my favorite shots:

Isn't that last one funky and cool? Love orchids. Orchids are for passion or "belle of the ball" in the language of flowers. They're also used as aphrodisiacs in many cultures.  I have a lot of fun with them in the prom scene in Forget-Her-Nots.

Hope things are blooming where you are, and don't forget to enter my contest to win Rival by Sara Bennett-Wealer. ( see below)

Amy Brecount White, The Language of Flowers, Orchids