A stroll through a garden for the soul. Christenings, courtships, and weddings...graduations, parties, and parades...anniversaries, birthdays, family gatherings...Occasions like these are made more special by the beauty of flowers -- a gorgeous orchid, a wreath of sweet violets, daisies handpicked by a child, a perfect rose grown and given with love. In "Flowers Are Forever," Kathy Lamancusa celebrates the countless ways that flowers enrich our lives and touch our hearts in this bountiful bouquet of true and inspiring stories. An accomplished author and teacher, Lamancusa has shared the joy of flowers with thousands of people. Now, she has collected more than 100 true stories about flowers -- some of them written by individuals who make their living by selling, arranging, and delivering flowers for just about every occasion imaginable, others by ordinary people who have been moved by the gift of an iris, a tulip, or a lily. Inspiring, funny, romantic, or poignant, these stories are as unforgettable as the scent of your favorite blossom.