Singing Flower Studio Blog

Autumn with Its Beautiful Colors

Autumn with Its Beautiful Colors

Here in the north, autumn is way too short. But Beautiful! Our colors have turned from green to orange and bright yellow. All the aspen trees are twinkling their yellow leaves along the roads and forests. Pumpkins and squash are piled up for fall purchases, and the...

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It’s Apple Season

It’s Apple Season

I love to see the apples turning red on the trees. As the weather cools, it seems to encourage the final ripening of the apples. The tart green orbs turn to reddish and then to brighter red. This year we have more apples than usual. Even the two trees in front of our...

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Our August Art Tour and More in September

Our August Art Tour and More in September

Every year for the past 13 years we have opened our studios here in northern Wisconsin to our friends and guests. This year we have six artists who will be sharing their art and their studios. We are open Saturday and Sunday August 20 and 21, so if you can make it to...

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Our Little Corner on Lake Superior

Our Little Corner on Lake Superior

Singing Flower Studio is located on the westernmost part of Lake Superior in the summers. We settle here from late May until early October, because it is so beautiful. It is also cold. We are about 60 miles from Duluth, Minnesota, the western port of the Great Lakes....

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It’s Mosquito Season! How We Can Help

It’s Mosquito Season! How We Can Help

Wow! The mosquitoes are out and about here in northern Wisconsin! So, of course, the inclination is to zap them all. They buzz around our heads at night, harass us while we are gardening, and make kayaking without a breeze impossibly uncomfortable. Mosquitoes seem to...

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Eucalyptus Keeps Insects Away

Eucalyptus Keeps Insects Away

Eucalyptus is an Australian plant that has successfully adapted to keeping insects away. To prevent its leaves from being chewed and sucked, the plant has evolved to contain chemicals in its leaves and stems to prevent predation.We take advantage of this by distilling...

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Why Witch Hazel is Kind to Your Skin

Why Witch Hazel is Kind to Your Skin

You may have noticed that Witch Hazel is used as a base for our Skin Toners, and for our little roll on No Itch. So you may wonder, “What is Witch Hazel, and how does it work?” Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) blooms late in the fall, sometimes as late as November....

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Earth Day

Earth Day

I’ve been thinking a lot about our earth. We seem to be stalled when it comes to making changes that will protect ourselves and our animals and trees. A few years ago I planted a small prairie plot in northern Wisconsin. It was quite small. I say that because I hand...

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What is Evergreen?

What is Evergreen?

Evergreen simply refers to any plant that is deciduous and doesn’t lose its leaves in the winter. For this reason the palm trees in Florida are “evergreen.” But in common language it has come to refer to trees in forests in the north that do not lose their leaves in...

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All About Blood Orange

All About Blood Orange

Our Lotion this month is Blood Orange Lotion. A lotion of the month is new for us, so we are happy to start by introducing our customers to Blood Orange. So what makes a blood orange different from an ordinary orange? A blood orange (Citrus x sinensis) is very similar...

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Ten Tips for a Happy and Healthy New Year

Ten Tips for a Happy and Healthy New Year

1 Don’t punish yourself trying to correct everything that isn’t perfect. The new year is full of diets and pledges, which are mostly the results of previous issues. Save those things for the summer, when the sun, and our spirits, are full.2 Keep up some kind of...

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