this week’s bouquet

Making a fresh arrangement doesn’t have to be difficult.  This bouquet was made a few weeks ago with simply taking cuttings from my Oakleaf Hydrangea bush.  Nothing fancy, nothing extra . . . just using what you have at hand. I made this arrangement specifically for my bedroom, since the colors in my room are beige, pale pink, and pale olive green. The Oakleaf flowers … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

so happy

So sorry to post about zinnias again, but I would never have imagined that one pack of seeds could make me so happy. The simplest of flowers brings the simplest of joy. Every time I go into my back yard, I am awed by the riot of color they add, spreading their happiness everywhere. And it’s not just the flowers that bring such joy, but … Continue reading so happy

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet comes from the large patches of perennial ageratum that have happily spread themselves around both the front and back  gardens. I don’t really ever remember planting them, and they have never done very well, but this year, they are everywhere.  A bit of a thug, but because they provide such abundant blooms and color in late August, they are most welcome here. … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

hosta ‘ royal standard’

Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ is truly the king of my hosta collection.  There is nothing too special about its plain green leaves, but “wow”, does it put on a show in August, when not much else is blooming in the shade garden. I probably have at least ten different varieties of hostas, if not more, but this one is my favorite.  This is one of those … Continue reading hosta ‘ royal standard’