Bloom and GrowBy Carole Wirszyla Dedicated to the b eauty T of bl oss oms
HE GIFT OF
for Mother’s Day,
or a birthday. A bouquet can
express sympathy or gratitude.
It’s always lovely to receive the
fragrant blossoms, whatever the
Most people can appreciate
the beauty of flowers. But know-ing
how to grow them or arrange
them? That can cause green-thumb-
challenged individuals to
break out in a cold sweat.
It’s not an issue for
Wilmington-area enthusiasts and
hobbyists who join clubs passion-ately
dedicated to appreciating
and growing flowers like camel-lias,
roses and orchids. There’s
also a group dedicated to the art
of arranging the blossoms.
Whether through a well-crafted
arrangement or a lov-ingly
planted garden, enthusiasts
gain enjoyment by breathing life
into their plants.
ALLISON Black Tie camellias in Melissa Talley’s
yard. Talley is a member of the Tidewater