Maria Mercado

Maria Mercado was born to Filipino parents and raised in downtown Oakland, California since she was five. Surrounded by houses for the culture and the arts, Maria took interest in creating at a young age. She delved into modern forms of creation, completing her degree in graphic design at the California Institute of the Arts in 2014. Her writing experience dates back to her college days when she would be drafting design guides in various forms for niche websites. In addition to graphic design, Maria keeps a succulent gift shop downtown. She grows her collection with the same care she has for her design projects, making her knowledge about succulents and plants in general just as extensive. When Maria is not writing or designing, she spends her time outdoors hiking, walking her golden labrador retriever, or painting landscapes the old-fashioned way.

The Ultimate Guide to the Crocus Flower Meaning, Symbolism, and Uses

The Ultimate Guide to the Crocus Flower: Meaning, Symbolism, and Uses

Crocus flowers, also known as saffron flowers, are known to appear early in the spring and only bloom for a short period of time. If you’ve ever received a bouquet that features these flowers, you might wonder about their meaning and symbolism.  Well, we’ve got you covered! In this guide, we’ll explore their origins, meanings, …

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