Week 38 — Whoops, where did the time go

I see that my last post was quite awhile ago, which is too bad as much has been going on in the garden.  And much has been going on in the world of weddings and events.

It was necessary for me to do a mock up of a table arrangement with what I had in the garden at the time. This actually dates from a week or so after my last post.  The container is a simple green plastic rectangle that you can’t see much of which of course is the point!


hydrangeas, hostas, dahlias, ferns and a few odds and ends.


Week 37 – Heat wave, heat break


When I went out in the cool of the evening tonight, I didn’t know what I would pick. I started with hosta leaves and a white hydrangea and ended up with all manner of pinks and purples. I’m arranging a wedding this weekend and wanted to save the reds and oranges for when I need them.

Featured flowers in the garden besides all manner of hydrangeas include lilies and alstromeria.  Different lilies have been blooming throughout the month scenting the air with their deep fragrance.

The white vase is a vintage wide mouth vessel I have had for years and years.


Week 32: Jeweled rhodies


Nothing easier than a vase full of rhodies and a bit of spirea.  The Pacific NW is rhodie country and our garden has five mature specimens.

June is busting out all over the garden. Roses, clematis, alstromeria and much more. There is so much to chose from right now it’s difficult to keep up. Can’t wait to show you what’s in store next.