Category Archives: Flowers

“Come Down to Holland in Tulip Time”

Fancy the fresh taste of Fortuin’s Wilhelmina peppermints? Hankering a flaky, buttery Aviateur almond round pastry or a caramel-filled Stroopwafel? Craving the crisp sugar shell and soft filling of Mentos sweets? Ready for a piece of Rademaker Hopjes coffee candy? … Continue reading

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Riders Up! Ready To Pass Fifteen More Places During Our Tenth Running of the Streets of New York City?

“The more I know New York, the more I think of it,” starts the Cole Porter song. “I like the sight and the sound and even the stink of it.” Yes, indeed, I happen to like New York! Here are … Continue reading

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Red Carnation-Loving Ohio Boy, Oh Where Can You Be?

Cautious. Devoted. Dutiful. Friendly. Good-tempered. Intelligent. Kind. Methodical. Neat. Patriotic. Pious. Polite. Quiet. Self-effacing. Solicitous. Studious. All these are qualities of my ideal gentleman, and all, sadly, seem to be in short, if not nonexistent, supply. As Billie Holiday sang, … Continue reading

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Granville’s Daffodils Mean The Sweetness Of The Year Is Here

In March 1980, we joined the throng that flocks to Granville during one April weekend for the annual Granville Garden Club Daffodil Show. The show has been a spring tradition since 1945, when the Granville Garden Club decided to cheer … Continue reading

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What Part of Inniswood Metro Gardens Would Grace and Mary Like?

Whenever I spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon or weekday evening at Inniswood Metro Gardens, I think about my grandmother and how much she enjoyed visiting this lovely place. Located at 940 South Hempstead Road in Westerville, Inniswood was once was … Continue reading

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Help Take Care of Creation on the 160 Emerald-Green Acres of Shepherd’s Corner

While my Ireland traveling companions pooh-poohed our quick stop at Kildare Village’s chic outlet boutiques over cups of Starbucks, I made tracks for Cath Kidston. Minutes later, I emerged victorious with a shopping bag loaded with choice selections. Back on … Continue reading

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Johnny Appleseed and John Uri Lloyd Stopped by the Ohio Governor’s Residence to Dedicate a Special Garden

Yesterday afternoon, a fedora-wearing pharmacist and a barefooted pioneer who needed a shave mingled with over 100 people at the Ohio Governor’s Residence for the dedication of the Lloyd Medicinal and Johnny Appleseed Memorial Garden. The newest feature of the … Continue reading

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