I’m in the Potting Shed, enjoying the peonies ‘last hurrah’ along with roses that are blooming!
And as it’s the first Friday of the month, I’m joining my blogging friends for Floral Friday. You’ll find their links for more floral inspiration and flower therapy at the bottom of this post!
I cut the last peonies before our heavy rainfall from Alberto. Heavy rain + peonies = shattered flowers. . .there is nothing more distressing than peony confetti!
Our challenge and common theme for this edition of Floral Friday was to use a ‘box’ of some sort for flowers.
This set of three chippy drawers were a favorite antique mall find several years ago.
Their $7 price tag and small size made them a fun additional on the ladder steps of my Hatherly Patent Lattistep in the Potting Shed.
Earth Angel Floribunda Roses planted last year are in bloom. They (and I!) would be happier with a little less rain.
I lined the drawers with plastic bags before adding wet floral foam. The chippy nature of the drawers called for a casual ‘just picked’ garden bouquet, when it came to adding the flowers, rather than an ‘arrangement’.
I added a stamped marker to the drawer, among the roses. . .
“In the garden my soul is sunshine.”
My garden and soul is lacking sunshine as of late!
‘Earth Angel’ is a fragrant old-fashioned rose with blooms that vary from white to soft pink and that change as it reaches maturity.
It takes several bloom cycles to produce peony-shaped roses.
In addition to the drawers, peonies fill a Ball jar, served up on a tole painted tray.
I took my cue from a Garden Market sign. . .
The Garden Market, Open 9 to Noon, Flowers & Potted Plants, Garden Tools & Supplies
A vintage flower frog, birdhouses, blooming spade and watering can provide some tools and supplies on a bench next to the ladder.
‘Keep Calm and Garden On’ provides a reminder and ‘note to self’ as a stamped spoon marker. It joins a sprig of Lamb’s Ear in a small watering can.
Lamb’s Ear weathers the toughest of droughts and too much water can result in root rot -> Mother Nature: please take note!
I love the soft, silvery stalks with their pinkish-purple colored flowers that are always buzzing with bumblebees.
I’m saying farewell to ‘Festiva Maxima’ peony until next year …*sniff*
Visit my talented blogging friends to see their floral inspiration this week:
Pam at Everyday Living
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
A garden metaphor for life:
Love What You Grow and What You Love Will Grow.
Thank you for your visit!