It is true I’m using a lot of branches lately and I had sworn off using them when I stumbled on several tree limbs of a flowering variety at the curb on my walk home. Naturally, I stripped off some smaller branches to use. Then I found some pieris in bloom as well. So… […]
Oh yea, we’ve had snow. Several days of it. But before that sneaky sucker punch of winter hit us, I went out to prune the rosebushes. What was left behind were the glorious, red tinged tips of new growth. The green is offset by the frosted green of the vase which in turn helps highlight […]
While plants may be emerging (I see a few blooming daffodils this week! oh my) most of what is available in the garden is still in miniature…. hellebores, violets, and pulmenaria, along with delicate blooming branches. These can be put together to make a still life which is what I did this week in a […]
What comes up this time of year in my garden are delicate blooms that invite further close examination. They require a similarly detailed yet delicate container, pictured here. This container is only about 4″ high and is perfect for these tiny bulbs -and moss to create a woodland scene. A closer look
Yes, it’s deep winter here. Rain and clouds every day. I’m in the process of writing an article for our local plant society journal on the topic of garden to vase. There’s a surprising amount of plant material available even if most of it is greenery. I have two takes on the almost the same […]
My daughter gifted me with an interesting horseshoe shaped vessel. I used it in my last post but now have the opportunity to try it out with some garden blooms – wintersweet, skimmia and hellebores all from the garden. I was surprised that a cosmopolitan city like Dakar (Senegal) did not really have flower shops […]
It’s our custom to go out and find what’s blooming in our yard for Christmas. This year is a bit sparse but the hellebores and even roses! remind me that spring will come. It always does. Happy holidays to you all.