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. […]
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 […]
There are a few things in our garden that remain as we found them. Rhododendrons that put on their show in May, a snowball bush, some orange azaleas, and an old pink, climbing rose. The rose is in a difficult location. It gets dappled sun in the morning and afternoon and is always stretching to […]
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 […]
We are finally moving into a time of substantial blooms in the garden which means the potential for more floriferous arrangements. This is an 8″ vessel compared to the diminutive 4 incher last week. Hyacinths are highlighted, accented by dogwood branches, horse chestnut branches and acanthus leaves. I’m halfway through the year with this […]