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August 1, 2010

Happy Friendship Day!

Amy Davis

Photo credit: Baltimore Sun/Amy Davis

The first Sunday of August is Friendship Day, an occasion that began in 1935. It is celebrated in a number of countries with the exchange of gifts - often flowers.

The official flower for Friendship Day, Danielle Ernest of Proven Winners tells us, is the yellow rose, a symbol of joy, friendship, delight and the promise of new beginnings.

Other "friendship flowers" are the wallflower, periwinkle and geranium.

Give a friend a flower today!

 

 

Posted by Susan Reimer at 8:00 AM | | Comments (2)
        

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I love Flowers specially the roses, it keeps your mind fresh and makes you happy, it's my personal experience, if we all try to grow a plant and flower we can make this globe happy too.

Roses are one of my favorites as well. My yellow roses have heavenly fragrance. Too bad that don't last ALL summer!

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About Susan Reimer
Susan Reimer has spent 16 years writing about raising kids - among other topics - in her column for The Baltimore Sun. And every time son Joseph or daughter Jessie passed another milestone - driver's license, college, wedding or a move to a new military duty station - she has planted another garden. Now she will be writing about those gardens - and yours - here on Garden Variety.

Susan isn't an expert gardener, but she wasn't an expert mother, either. Both - the kids and the gardens - seem to be doing well in spite of her.

She lives in Annapolis with her husband, Gary Mihoces, who loves to cut his grass but has noticed that there seems to be less of it every time the kids pass another milestone.
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