this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet was fashioned around some shrub roses that are blooming in my yard.  Though roses never seem to do well for me, these sweet roses never fail to produce sweet clusters of blooms off and on all summer.  I no longer know their name, as they were a long-ago, end of the season purchase from the grocery store at only $3 a bush. … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet is, of course, peonies.  What else is more magnificent at this time of year than peonies? I have a love/dislike relationship with peonies.  What I mean is, what’s not to love?  They are the essence of beauty. But, on the other hand, I have little patience with flowers that cannot hold themselves upright, even with support. And, I think the other biggest … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

There is so much more blooming in the garden this week as spring is flowing into summer.  The cool days are most likely behind us now, with summer heat and humidity in full swing.  This week’s bouquet is a collection of all my favorite garden colors. My favorite color in garden flowers is pink.  There can never be too much pink in a garden for … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet is made from two shrubs since not much is blooming in the garden at the moment. I started this weekly feature a year ago to challenge myself to not only be more observant of what was blooming around me, but to be more creative in the process.  It’s been a learning process of thinking creatively with no rules whatsoever. The flowering shrub … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

The lilacs are glorious this year.  My row of lilacs were about 4-foot tall plants when I put them in three years ago, and since that time, some of them have reached 8-9 feet tall with the largest blooms I’ve ever seen. I planted 11 lilac bushes and there were 2 older bushes in this row along the side of my back yard.  This was supposed … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

This week’s bouquet is quite simple.  All but the pure white daffodils remain, and they are fragile from a full day of beating rain. The tulips have all but a few, been eaten by the deer.  So that left only the Virginia Bluebells for picking.  I’ve never used them in a bouquet before, but since they flourished so abundantly this year, I could bare to … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

First bouquet of the year from the garden, and of course, it is daffodils and forsythia, with a few stems of epimedium thrown in. Such a cold, rainy morning required a quick run through the rain in an attempt to bring some sunshine into the house. The daffodils are at their peak, and all too soon will be going over.  It was now or never … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

bringing spring inside

Spring is slow coming this year.  With very cold nights and brisk days, everything is hesitant to make an appearance.  Usually by now, at least the forsythia are starting to bloom. Since, it is still brown and drab outside, and the calendar officially says it is spring, I decided to bring out the spring decor and make it cheerful inside.  I started with the kitchen, … Continue reading bringing spring inside

this week’s bouquet

As the garden winds down, every week I think this will be my last bouquet.  We haven’t had a frost yet, and the trees are still unseasonably green, but the temps have turned noticeably colder, which seems to have intensified the color in these flowers. In truth, this bouquet looks more like spring than fall.  The roses look lovelier now than in the heat of … Continue reading this week’s bouquet