Friday, April 16, 2010

Flower Friday: Cupid's Dart

Cupid's Dart

Today's featured flower: Cupid's Dart!  This pretty lavender-colored perennial blooms throughout the  summer and into autumn.  They are low-maintenance and drought-tolerant, and the flowers have crinkly, silvery bases that form papery little egg-shapes once the blooms are spent.   The flowers bloom at the tips of long, thin stems &  make nice (small) cut or dried flowers.  Apparently, these lovely flowers were commonly used in love potions once upon a time.  You can learn more about Cupid's Dart at Wikipedia's Cupid's Dart pageeHow's "How to Grow Cupid's Dart" page, or the Rainy Side Gardeners' Cupid's Dart page.

A few book notes from around the blogosphere:

1.  Novel Novice shared the second part of their two-part exclusive interview with Lisa Schroeder (author of I Heart You, You Haunt Me, Far From You, Chasing Brooklyn, and It's Raining Cupcakes) in honor of National Poetry Month.  You can read the interview here - Part 1 & Part 2.

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon

2.  Candace's Book Blog, Pure Imagination, and Reading Angel are teaming up to host "Once Upon A Read-A-Thon," a weekday read-a-thon in July.  It will take place on July 12th, 13th, and 14th (that is a Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday).  It will include lots of fun activities and several great giveaways.  Fun!  You can grab a button & learn more about the event here.  

3.  YAthenaeum is giving away a copy of Bree Despain's The Dark Divine (& some Dark Divine nail polish) here.  [ends 4/30]

4.  Captain Jack Sparrow (via C.J. Redwine at The Last Word) recently interviewed Lisa Mantchev and is giving away an ARC of Perchance to Dream here.  [ends 4/17]

Happy Reading!  :-)


Candace said...

Awesome! Kept meaning to stop by and say a quick hi! Been so busy gardening and growing my own flowers I haven't had a chance! Thanks for posting about the Read A Thon!

Violet said...

The sunshine has made it challenging to stay indoors lately. Looking forward to the Read-A-Thon! :)

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