Happy April! I’m impatient for flowers and garden time so I gathered some blooming dishes and wisteria free-for-the-picking.
I’m biding my time until our April 15th frost date and when I can get planting!
Wisteria is blooming here now, rambling along roadsides, fields and climbing trees.
I cut some pretty purple blooms to enjoy along with its sweet fragrance in my Potting Shed.
Even with care and conditioning after cutting, the wisteria blooms don’t last long. . .
Quickly wilting and dropping petals from the grape-like clusters~ a cruel April Fools’ joke from a vine that’s so tenacious and strong that it can strangle trees and move iron fences!
The good news is, there’s no shortage of blooms to cut and enjoy for a day or afternoon.
A Johnson Brothers Sheraton plate and Windsor Ware Garden Bouquet creamer add some additional purple blooms. . .
And I fashioned a wisteria vine handle for a tureen I found thrifting . . .
I decided to give it a home despite its missing lid when I saw it blooming with the pretty delicate purple flowers.
A Royal Staffordshire Charlotte plate is blooming with a lavender basket of flowers. . .
And I picked this unmarked lavender blooming transferware creamer for $6 an a favorite antique mall. . .
Serving up purple blooms rather than cream :)
Hope you’re enjoying some spring blooms where you are!