I was in Italy for a good part of September and as always, on the lookout for flower shops, flowers and gardens. People always seemed to have room for something, even if it was just a pot of geraniums, and even in the smallest towns. I did find florists of course, and flowers for sale […]
I have some volunteer poppies in the garden, so poppies at various stages in a cherry bark vase form this week’s arrangement.
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, […]
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 […]
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
Still a little blooming in the garden on this longest night. The vase, thought you can’t see it, has some lovely floral etching. Expecting a hard frost, so I’m not sure what will be left next week.
Monday was St. Barbara’s day and although I am not religious, I track the world’ holidays for their symbolism, intent and beauty. A custom for St. Barbara’s is to bring in branches of flowering trees and shrubs and “force” them, or put them in a warm environment to trick them into blooming. Like forcing narcissus, […]