Birthday Bouquet, Spring Projects and Dog Gone Tired

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend! I’ve been busy gardening, spring cleaning and doing a little painting and repair around the Potting Shed.

It was one of those weeks where I busy, but don’t have much to show for it, with projects in various stages of completion.

Lola was supervising and keeping us company while we worked. . .

It was a busy week and we’re dog-gone tired. . . 🐾

I also took a little time off to celebrate a birthday. . . so I’m sharing a little flower therapy and a birthday bouquet!

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I’m sharing a wonderful new-to-me source. . .

Farmgirl Flowers!

A friend surprised with a gorgeous flower arrangement for my birthday. You would never guess that flowers could look this good after traveling 3000 miles across the country . . no sign of jet lag! 💐

After my flowers arrived, I took them out of the box, trimmed the stems and placed them in the vase with some flower food that came with the arrangement.

Having never heard of Farmgirl Flowers, I went online to find out more and love what I read:

Ethically Grown, Honestly Transparent

We promise to source our flowers ethically and honestly. We are proud to support farms who pay living wages, avoid harmful chemicals, and have medical benefits for their teams. We strive to partner with as many farms as possible so we can help them create good jobs as well. We are committed to supporting as many American flower farmers as we can, even when it costs more.

I even love the box with one of my favorite quotes on it:

The Earth Laughs in Flowers 

If you’re looking for flowers for Mom or for some flower therapy, I highly recommend Farmgirl Flowers.

This is not a sponsored post. . .just sharing a little flower love and birthday bouquet. 💐

Monday Morning Blooms returns next week for the first Monday in May with a Mother’s Day theme. We’re looking for ideas and themes for the summer, so if you have any suggestions or floral inspiration or ideas you would like to see, please leave a comment!

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  53 comments for “Birthday Bouquet, Spring Projects and Dog Gone Tired

  1. Karen
    April 29, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Happy Birthday!!! Beautiful arrangement. Lola- precious as always:)

  2. April 29, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Happy Birthday Mary! The flowers are gorgeous, and what a perfect gift for you! I hope you and Lola get some rest this week!
    Jenna

  3. April 29, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Gorgeous flowers Mary and Happy Birthday! Thanks for letting me know about Farmgirl. Lola is dog gone cute! 🐾💐🎂 Teresa

  4. Maureen D. Eha
    April 29, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Happy birthday, Mary! Many blessings to you. For summer inspiration, how about a bouquet that incorporates citrus (we all like to do lemon tablescapes, don’t we?) and one that would look good with a beach theme. Thanks!

    • April 29, 2019 at 8:46 am

      Thank you Maureen! We did a citrus-floral theme a couple of months ago, you can see them here: https://homeiswheretheboatis.net/2019/02/18/all-abuzz-lemons-and-bees-vase-arrangement-and-tablescape/ Thanks for the suggestions ♥

      • Virginia
        April 29, 2019 at 11:19 am

        Happy Birthday Mary, the flowers are lovely given to a lovely lady. Farm Girl Flowers is certainly a consideration for my Mother, thank you for sharing their website, which I just visited. I hope my Mother loves the dried floral wreath as much as I do. I am coming up blank with a suggestion for future posts because you have covered so many diverse tablescapes and floral arrangements.

      • Maureen D. Eha
        April 29, 2019 at 12:08 pm

        Oh, yes! Forgot about that one. Thanks for the reminder. I’ll take another look.

  5. Marnie Moquin
    April 29, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Lola is adorable as ever! Hope you enjoyed your special day! And I love both of Maureen’s ideas too!

  6. Janet O. Robinson
    April 29, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Beautiful Flowers and Happy Birthday Mary! Lola is so sweet!!!

  7. April 29, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Happy Birthday, Mary. This was a fun post—all the magic doesn’t happen at the wiggle of the nose, does it. Fun to see a bit of reality behind the scenes.

  8. Karen
    April 29, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Graduation centerpieces

  9. Susan B
    April 29, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Happy Birthday Mary. The flowers are just beautiful, thanks for sharing them with us.

  10. franki
    April 29, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Beautiful in every way! franki

  11. bamacarol
    April 29, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Beautiful flowers! And of course Lola is such a special girl. How about something patriotic? With flag day and fourth of July during the summer that would be good.

  12. Diane M Dainis
    April 29, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Happy Birthday! I live in MA but my daughter lives in LA so we’ve been using Farmgirl to send flowers for a few years now. My flowers are always beautiful and in amazing condition when they get here. Enjoy your flowers!

  13. Diane M Dainis
    April 29, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Happy Birthday! I live in MA but my daughter lives in LA so we’ve been using Farmgirl to send flowers for a few years now. My flowers are always beautiful and in amazing condition when they get here. Enjoy your flowers!

  14. Debbie
    April 29, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Happy Birthday, Mary. You’re flowers are beautiful. Give sweet Lola a hug and kiss for me, please.

  15. Debbie J
    April 29, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Happy Birthday Mary! That arrangement is beautiful. Did the flowers come loose for you to arrange or was it already put together? Sounds like a wonderful company – thanks for sharing!

    • April 29, 2019 at 10:41 am

      Hi Debbie, The flowers came arranged in a bouquet. You trim the bottom of the stems a bit so they can drink, ‘zhush’ them a bit and place them in the vase with water & flower food.💐

  16. June L. Hollingshead
    April 29, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Hi, Mary. I think that when I retire in December I want to live in a potting shed with a “Lola Dog” and smell Farmgirl flowers! And have a camera like yours! Your photos are always so beautiful. Do you mind sharing what kind of camera you have? Happy Birthday, too!

    • April 29, 2019 at 10:38 am

      Thank you June :) I have a Nikon D7100. ♥

  17. Clara
    April 29, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Happy belated birthday 🎂 Mary! Gorgeous flowers & certainly a new source for sending flowers. Lola’s a great supervisor & that’s hard work! “Butterflies & bouquets” could be a theme as we’re beginning to see a few butterflies now. Enjoy your week! Clara 💖🐾🦋

  18. Pat
    April 29, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Happy Birthday, Mary! I will definitely be checking out that site: as always thanks for the inspirations!

  19. Sharon
    April 29, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Your little Lola makes my heart melt! Good thing we’re not neighbors (though I would love it), or you’d find little Lola missing now and then. 😉 Happy, happy birthday, Mary!

  20. Ann Goulet
    April 29, 2019 at 11:59 am

    ❤️Happy Birthday Mary! You are one on my very favorites…always showing such beauty and creativity! God bless! ❤️

  21. Cyndi Raines
    April 29, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Happy Birthday to you Mary! Holding at 29, right? Lol The bouquet is gorgeous and thank you for a new source, I will have to check it out. Baby girl is precious, as always. 🐾 Glad you took a breather, now that we’re getting older, we have to learn to pace ourselves. 😘🎂

  22. Michele M.
    April 29, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Happy belated birthday, Mary. May you live and long and joyful year!

    TYSM for sharing the Farmgirl flowers site info – what an amazing concept – I am soooo going there to look. Mother’s Day is indeed right around the corner! Those flowers you rec’d are gorgeous – they would sooooo match my favorite summer china. I plan to use that in a summertime tea so may have to spoil myself with a bouquet too!

    Have a lovely week. : – )

  23. Nonie
    April 29, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Happy Birthday, what a beautiful bouquet. Thank you so much for sharing the company. Do you fertilize your trees? They are so full of bloom, just breath taking. I would love to see something done for Memorial day. I also want to snuggle Lola.

  24. April 29, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    🎶 Happy Birthday, dear Mary! 🎶
    The flower bouquet is gorgeous, and it sounds like a wonderful company. Lola must’ve taken her supervising job very seriously!

  25. Bonnie Morgan
    April 29, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Happy Birthday,Mary🎂 Pretty birthday bouquet which was perfect for you.

  26. April 29, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    HaPpY Birthday 🎉 Mary! Hope your day was great.

  27. April 29, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Happy Birthday Mary,
    Farmgirl Flowers deserve an accolade – your bouquet is very beautiful. I love the principle.

    Lola is so sweet.

  28. April 29, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Beautiful flowers for the birthday girl. Happy, Happy!!!
    I’ve made note of this service. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your week and keep on celebrating!

  29. Nancy
    April 29, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday 🌻. I love reading your blog and enjoying cute photos of Lola

  30. Frances
    April 29, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Sweet Sweet Sweet pic of Lola. I have a Maltese with the same sweet face. Nothing looks sweeter than those angel faces napping.

  31. Gail
    April 29, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Happy Birthday
    Lola’s sleeping expression is so sweet

  32. Sandi Lee
    April 29, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! What a good supervisor you have!!!🎈🎂🎈

  33. Ann Woleben
    April 29, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Happy Birthday! The flowers are exquisite. Lola is a precious helper. You are blessed. I have three suggestions for themes: shade gardening, deer resistant planting and beach bouquets. I am hooked on your blog as always!

  34. Marilyn
    April 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY Wishing you a day of joy and a year of happiness and blessings.
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

  35. Peggy Reed
    April 29, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Mary, best wishes today and always. The flowers are just gorgeous and so is that little bundle of fluff Lola!

  36. Pamela
    April 29, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Happy Birthday! How about seashore, vintage vessels, old-fashioned flowers, bridal tea, unusual, upcylced containers (like a petite pocketbook) and orchids. My friend does orchids submerged in water using clear glass containers.

  37. April 29, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Happy B-day and gorgeous flowers Mary, gotta love made in the USA! Oh and… You’re working Lola too hard:@)

  38. D. Dubuc
    April 29, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Happy Birthday Mary, wishing you all the very best. And I love Lola!

  39. April 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY!!!!….those flowers are gorgeous and yes, I have heard of them and great reviews too..I had to chuckle when I saw the patio furniture cushions on the roof of the shed…great idea for comfort! Don’t work too hard and love your Supervisor!

  40. Linda L Hovgaard
    April 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Oh Happy Day to you! So tickled me…dog gone tired…and the photo of Lola sleeping…bless both of your hearts!

  41. April 30, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Happy Birthday Mary! Your flowers are beautiful as is Lola! I haven’t heard of Farmgirl Flowers, nice to have this resource! Have a wonderful day❤️

  42. Alex Hajdu
    April 30, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Happy Birthday Mary! May you be blessed with many more. Love the action shot of the work on the window…those are always fun times on a nice day. Farmgirl Flowers provided a nice bouquet with variety…so cheery to see especially after all the rain here.
    Thanks for sharing your life with us!

  43. Shirley Graham
    April 30, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Happy Birthday! My daughter’s birthday is on the 4th of May. When she was born in Colorado we brought her home in a snowstorm. Never know about weather do we? Have a great day & love your pictures!!

  44. Sue
    April 30, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  45. Gina
    April 30, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Happy Birthday! Hope your day was memorable!

  46. Nancy Brantley
    April 30, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY!

  47. Joy
    May 2, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Love everything. Wish for gluten free and vegan choices too🤗

  48. May 2, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I’m a little late, but Happy Birthday!!
    blessings
    ~*~

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