I’m lifting my spirits with the Power of Flowers~ to banish the winter blues and brighten the table after some cold, rainy weather!
Dish gardening helps me cope so I’m enjoying blooming dishes and some bouquets from favorite books at the table . . .
Keeping company with the buzzing of the bees and fluttering of butterflies among the flowers on my Portmeirion Botanic Garden.
Studies have shown that flowers increase energy, enhancing your mood and feelings of well-being with their color and fragrance~ which my own research has verified :)
So I indulged in some flowers from Trader Joe’s~ easy on the checkbook and too hard to resist~ especially the heavenly scent of hyacinths and vibrant shades of iris!
I received Carolyne Roehm’s Flowers book for Christmas~
A big book, oversized with lush blooms, showcasing more than 300 images of the varieties in her abundant gardens.
A visual treat!
I’m also a big fan of
floral artist Paula Pryke~
I have several of her books,
Decorating with Flowers is one of my favorites.
A quick & easy 5 minute arrangement~ a potted Kalanchoe, available at most grocery stores, surrounded by Granny Smith apples, and long-lasting daisies, and green button mums.
Daisies will last 3-8 days and mums 7-14 as a rule.
Flower Power Details:
Dishes & Napkins/ Portmeirion Botanic Garden
Chargers/Deartis, T.J. Maxx
Flatware/ Napoleon Bee, Horchow
Bee Highball/ La Rochere, Target.com
“More than anything, I must have flowers, always, always.” ~Claude Monet
A book & garden peak along
with Carolyne Roehm’s frolicking pups :)