Happy Monday! It’s the third Monday of the month, which means I’m joining my blogging friends for some welcome flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms.
You can find my flower friends’ creations at the bottom of this post.
Our theme for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms was ‘spring’! I gathered some blooms for the porch, to put a little spring in my step. . .
Looking forward to longer days and the arrival of the spring / vernal equinox this Thursday, March 19th, earlier than it’s been in over a century!
A favorite watering can is blooming with grocery store flowers . . .tulips, hydrangeas and Charmelia.
The name ‘Charmelia’ means “charming beauty,” and is a new introduction to the flower market within the last few years. It has up to 20 blooms per stem and a long-lasting vase life.
I’m all aflutter over anything ‘butterfly’, a symbol of new life, appropriate for the metamorphosis and changing of the seasons.
Gardening gloves and tools (too pretty to use) add some welcome flower therapy, along with a beautiful new book, Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers, from flower farmer and floral designer, Erin Benzakein.
Our new “normal” with the coronavirus pandemic has us hunkering down and staying at home for the next couple of weeks. Schools are closed in North Carolina with a ban on gatherings of groups of more than 10 people.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed, anxious and stressed watching the 24 hour news cycle. I had to unplug and turn off the TV last week and limit myself to a once-a-day update. My hubby is working from home as much as possible and our pantry and freezer are stocked. Outings are a once a week trip to the grocery store and I’ll be online shopping going forward and taking advantage of the Express Lane pick up option.
Notes to self while under “house-arrest” :
Practice self-care. . . Sleep well, eat well, get some exercise.
Read a good book . . something inspirational, positive or beautiful.
Find a craft or project to stay busy to keep your mind or body engaged.
We had our truckload of mulch delivered that we put out over the weekend around the Potting Shed.
I find it’s better for my mental health to focus on my tired and aching gardening muscles rather than COVID-19.
Lola and Sophie say never underestimate the power of a nap for your mental or physical well being. . .
Or some flower therapy :)
Wellies and garden tools / Target, a couple of years ago
‘Hello Spring’ Pillow / HomeGoods, couple of years ago
Butterfly watering can / MacKenzie-Childs
Floral gardening gloves / Amazon
Visit my talented blogging friends to see their spring blooms:
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Pam at Everyday Living
Shirley at Housepitality Designs