Happy Halloween!!

Yes, October is almost over and the holidays are well underway (stores have already started playing Christmas music.. not kidding), but I wanted to quickly share this frequently overlooked flower.

There’s absolutely no mistaking why this flower is known as the October flower…

The Marigold


Not only do these bright, round blooms resemble a perfectly orange pumpkin, they remind me of a full harvest moon.

Fun Facts:

  • Named for the Virgin Mary (Mary’s Gold)
  •  Burpee president David Burpee launched an energetic campaign to have marigolds named the national flower, but in the end, roses won out.
  • For years, farmers have included the open-pollinated African marigold ‘Crackerjack’ in chicken feed to make egg yolks a darker yellow.

Interesting, huh?

Other than needing a lot of sunshine, marigolds have a reputation for being pretty easy to keep up.

Hope you enjoyed!

Forever Floral,



In Full Bloom

Welcome to my new blog!

I feel as if I’m starting a new (extremely floral) chapter with this blog.

Just to give you a little taste, my regular postings will include… well, just about anything and everything relating to flowers.

Surprised? Didn’t think so.  🙂

I thought I’d start out with my favorite flower (at least for today):

The Gardenia


The most graceful of flowers, in my opinion.

This flower has a scent as pure and beautiful as the ivory petals it holds.

A little history: The gardenia is believed to be named after Dr. Alexander Garden, a physician from Charleston, South Carolina. It has long been associated with secret love.

This flower is said to be one of the hardest to maintain, but with such a heavenly aroma I think it is well worth the effort!

I can almost guarantee this flower will be present at my wedding one day.. 🙂

Well, that about sums up my first post!

Hope you guys stick around! Many more flower-filled posts to come!!

Forever Floral,