The Grand Finale @---^-

Wow! It's been wonderful to tour around so many blogs and share a little flower lore along the way. I've made lots of wonderful new friends. Thanks also to all the amazingly wonderful bloggers who hosted me and all the contest entrants. White bellflowers, sage, and parsley for the feast of life to all of you and hugs, too!Hope our paths cross this year.If you're entering this last round, please have all your flower lists, tweets, posts, etc. in by 3/21 at midnight.  (A few international entries were delayed last time, so I'm giving email systems plenty of time.)  I'll announce the winner sometime on Monday.)And now, I'm signing off to head to the Virginia Festival of the Book.  I'll be on a panel at 4 pm with Jenn Hubbard, David McGinnis Gill, and Paula Chase Hyman called "Hot Young Adult and Teen Fiction." Come see us if you're in the neighborhood!  And please check my list of appearances which is expanding daily.Lastly, don't forget to check back in tomorrow for my interview with the awesome Tenner Josh Berk![And, if you're wondering what that lovely icon is, it's a Twitter flower designed by Josh for my release day. Hint: tilt your head sideways. See the bloom, stem & leaf?]