A month’s hiatus means that the incredible lushness of the garden has gone undocumented. The rush of August weddings and events, and September travel, means I have come back to a slightly desiccated although still verdant garden where the dahlias and abutilon are going wild, the vegetables reaching the end of their life, and trees […]
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 […]
I never tire of dahlias – their endless color and bloom shape. This year I went overboard on a certain color, positive the summer brides would want it. Well, I guessed wrong! But there’s a silver lining in that I get the dahlias in my garden and my house bouquets. Here they are in a […]
June’s exuberance in a simple glass ginger-style vase. A riot of color in flowers such as roses, alstromeria, hosta leaves, hydrangea, penstemons. Dahlias Dicentra scandens (vining dicentra) Orlaya grandiflower, white lace flower and a few others!
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 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, […]