Wedding work and the hot weather are wreaking a little bit of havoc with my fine tuned plan for one arrangement per week. There is still plenty blooming in the garden chiefly dahlias but some scattered annuals and perennials like loosestrife (captured in a pot), clematis, snapdragons, Alstromeria, agastache, abutilon, fuschia and the like, many […]
Although the garden is in full on bloom (complete with 7′ stalks of lilies!) I thought I would highlight what you can do with seedpods and a bit of Lady’s Mantle. The container is a repurposed copper mug that lost its handle.
If you go to a local garden store in these heady days of spring you’re likely to encounter pretty much all the colors of the rainbow and then some. But blue flowers, true blue flowers are the least common. Blue flowers tend more to purple in general which is why I grow these lovelies […]
It’s lilac season, or the end of lilac season as my lilacs are showing their age. Nonetheless, I thought a vignette featuring lilacs was/is in order. I only wish you could smell them too! Two elements of the vignette – The narrow green vase with allium, ladies mantel and columbine. The smallest element, with a […]
The garden is awash with color. Tulips, clematis, Chinese fringeflower, snowball viburnum. Simple purple glass vase.
Right now in the garden, the plant I love to hate — bluebells. They are everywhere, spread somehow (ants?). And yet, this time of year they bloom and I love the skyblue-ness of them. So featured in a petite bedside vase. Muscari, bluebells, epimedium, and bleeding heart. I have a sweet, though small collection of […]
The first day of spring was Wednesday. I don’t know how it is where you live but from a number of reports, including here in my home zone, spring is a reluctant debutante. Even so I was able to grab a handful of spring out of the garden. Spring beauties int his bouquet include clematis, […]