My first bouquet of the year using flowers from the yard. What a blessing it is to have signs of color and growth after a long and dreary winter. This bouquet is on display in my kitchen amidst other spring decor on my new makeshift shelf where I love to play and change things up on a weekly basis.
A sweet set of chicks that I bought at a flea so long ago, speak of hope and newness of life that comes with spring.
This bouquet is simple, because resources in the yard are still so limited. I realized it’s much harder to be creative when the selections are so few. The only other flowers blooming are the hellebores, and I didn’t want to deplete them when they will last so much longer if left outside.
I picked these when it was 70 degrees outside, because I knew it was dropping into the 20’s the same night. These were the only daffodils showing color yet, and some were still only half open, so I thought I would rescue them from the coming night’s frost.
Yellow is a color I rarely use or allow in my garden. Admittedly I am a “color snob” when it comes to the hot colors, but in early spring, yellow is such a welcome sight to winter weary eyes.
Keeping the daffodils company are sprigs of pussy willow and early cut branches of Hakuro Nishiki Japanese Willow.
Joining in on this shelf is my sweet little bee plate I found tucked away when cleaning the other day. I think it’s supposed to be a soap dish, but it is too cute to cover up with a bar of soap.
Having previously been a beekeeper (in a younger version of myself), I have a fondness for all things “bees”.
Sending you some simple spring joy from nature today.
And in case you’re struggling with fear, confinement, and the health situation in our world, I leave you some “in your face” sunshine to brighten your day.
Linking today with Cathy of Rambling in the Garden for In a Vase on Monday. Be sure to pop in there to see pretty flower arrangements from all over the world.