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

the many and lovely shades of green

When I was a child, yellow was my favorite color.  As an adult, it has to be green.  Four rooms in my home are green, and my porch.  I’ve come to think of green as a neutral, since it plays so well with every color. Nature provides every shade imaginable and in every shape and size. After a drab, brown, and dreary winter, colors are … Continue reading the many and lovely shades of green

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

a few tulips

This year, I have but a few tulips.  Most have been eaten by the deer, and only a handful survived to bloom.  I’m getting very frustrated with the deer.  Last night, I accidentally left the front gate open, and they came in and ate the grape hyacinth on the table of my deck, and they thoughtfully pinched back my pots of beautiful pink petunias for … Continue reading a few tulips