Susan Schwartz: Forever isn't really for flowers

There were peony bushes in the front backyard of the house in which I lived for the first decade of my life white, light pink and fuchsia. I loved the method they opened from tight buds into those shaggy flowers, rich and delicious and outrageously stunning, and I enjoyed their heady fragrance. To this day, these perennials are my preferred flower. Even as a little woman, it made me sad that their time in bloom each summer season was so brief. Morbid thoughts for a child, possibly, but I keep in mind believing, as soon as they began to open, that before long their petals would be scattered on the ground, their blooms spent. On weekdays it's the work of a modern poet, weekends a timeless by someone like Walt Whitman or Elizabeth Barrett Browning. [...]

Writer-Director Will Sharpe s Career Blooms

Among the most curious comedies to emerge on both sides of the Pond in 2012 is Flowers, which features Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt in a dark take a look at a dysfunctional family. Believe Arrested Development as brought to life in the pages of a Roald Dahl book. Flowers, which bowed in April on the U.K.'s Channel 4 and is offered on NBC's Seeso comedy streaming service, is the brainchild of Will Sharpe, the multi-hyphenate who has a supporting function in the program, produced by Endemol Shine's Kudos banner. Barratt plays a popular children s book author, Maurice Flowers, who is battling severe anxiety as he tries to figure out his not-quite-complete divorce from his delusional, music teacher other half Deborah, limned by Colman. See this for more information about Bulbs and Beyond UK. [...]

Spring Flowers to Offer on Graduation Day

It's that season of the year when your liked ones, friends or perhaps yourself will stroll down the phase, smiling with shoulders high and absolutely proud of the achievement of a degree. During graduation weather, everybody wants to be praised and what better method to show this than to offer flowers on that big day. Coincidentally, it's likewise the spring weather which has an extensive effect on the renewal of plant life. Nature awakens throughout spring and the cheerfulness of flowers is a promise of recovery and brand-new life. [...]

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