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We all love our Mothers as our Mothers love us. We all believe our mothers are THE BEST Moms. You ask, well how can that be? Let me tell you not through our eyes, but that of two poets and one poetess. Ladies first, of course.  “My Mother” by Ann Taylor Who sat and watched my infant head. When sleeping on my cradle bed. And tears of sweet affection shed… My Mother “Tribute to Mother” by John Greenleaf Whittier. A picture memory brings to me. I look across the years and see. Myself beside my Mother’s knee… “To My Mother” by Edgar Allan Poe. Because I feel that in the...

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We all like to welcome the Spring season. The local marker is of course the blooming of our iconic Cherry  Blossom trees. Washingtonians are often heard making reference to certain events or even the weather as “only in Washington” but the arrival of the Cherry Blossom season is truly an only in Washington event. Yes, there are any number of common pronouncements that Spring has arrived such as Spring is in the air, or Spring has sprung, but my favorite is “No matter how long the winter Spring is sure to follow” It is like a Right of Passage, no? Winter...

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After a long winter, we are welcoming the sounds of backyard birds in trees bursting with early spring buds. Cheery daffodils and fragrant hyacinth are among the first flowers to spring up in the DC region starting in March, before seventy degree days and milder nights usher in an explosion of vibrant growth. Soon, the fragile seedlings we tend will become large, fruit and flower bearing plants. Like these flowers, we too will emerge from our dormancy to enjoy the warmth of the sun. I know I can’t be alone when I say I’d work among the flowers all day...

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Tulips, unlike Peony do not conjure up images of love and passion. They are more commonly used for expressions that celebrate joy or happiness as in birthdays, surprise or friendships or Thank You or Congratulations as in New Baby or Anniversary yet Designed by Michelle, they can serve to express your emotion of the day in an elegant fashion. Michelle sees things differently as do the BEST designers. Clearly Michelle is becoming one of the very Best floral designers here in Washington DC. Nearly every client remarks on her creative, one of a kind, personal style making each Garden Vivien...

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Yes, call us a Cult, here at Garden Vivien  we dedicate a portion of our Design Center  in Silver Spring praying to the Goddess Peony or as the Dutch spell it Paeonia.  Surely the God of Peony is a woman. This beautiful, frilly, soft, multi-petal flower could have only been made by the hands of God. If you haven’t figured it out by now, we at Garden Vivien are down with Peonies of all makes and models from Pink Sarah Bernhardt to Red Bernhardt  to Coral Charm and Coral Sunset to Hot pink Kansas to White Duchesse de Nemour and blush Gardenia we...

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