A Year of Flowers and Monday Morning Blooms Year in Review

Find a year of flowers and round up of DIY floral arrangements and seasonal centerpiece inspiration. You’ll also find flower longevity tips, short cuts and techniques to create affordable arrangements using grocery store and garden flowers.

A Year of Flowers and Monday Morning Blooms | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #garden

Happy January!

I hope your holidays were merry and bright and we’re all looking

at a happy and healthy new year ahead!

It’s always a joy to pick some Monday Morning Blooms on the first and third Mondays of every month

and to share them with YOU and my flower-loving friends, Shirley, Lidy and Pam!

Midwinter Tablescape with floral wine chiller | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #tablescape

Thank you for all of your visits and kind comments this past year!

I hope that my little corner of the blogosphere will provide you with some flower therapy and inspiration

in the coming year, whether you’re cutting flowers from your garden or

 creating an arrangement from a grocery store bouquet.

MacKenzie-Childs Flower Market bucket with garden flowers | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #garden #hydrangeas

We’re taking a look back at our year of flowers, with highlights from the months and seasons.

You’ll find my friends’ links and their floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.

Click on the links in highlighted in red if you’d like to see the post in full or for the tutorial or tips.

Note: I’m sorry for any confusion if you received a post notification yesterday and found this post missing. I inadvertently hit ‘publish’ when I was updating this post to share today. 😳

Red and pink transferware floral dishes and flowers for Valentine's Day | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers

Dishing Up Flowers + Blooming Vignette for Valentine’s Day

It’s easy to be your own Valentine with the abundance of flowers available in the grocery store in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day! Flowers and blooming dishes provide a cheery antidote to cold, gray winter days, blooming on a window shelf in the Potting Shed.

Midwinter Flower Arrangement and Tablescape with floral table runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #tablescape

Midwinter Flowers and Tablescape

A wine chiller serves double duty as a vase for a mid-winter flower arrangement. Greenery, pine cones, nandina berries and blooms provide a runner down the length of the table.

DIY Blooming Cabbage Flower Arrangement for Spring or Easter | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #easter #spring #flowers #tablescape

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail and DIY Blooming Cabbage Flower Arrangement

Create a Blooming Cabbage Arrangement as a centerpiece for your spring or Easter table. You’ll find the easy steps as well as flower arrangement longevity tips.

DIY Tree Bark Flower Vases with Spring Flowers | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #diy #flowers

DIY Tree Bark Flower Vases

When life hands you a fallen tree, make Tree Bark Flower Vases! An easy and affordable craft project you can do in under an hour.

 Bird Chirping Table Spring Tablescape with Snowball Viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #tablescape #alfresco

Spring Snowballs and Bird Chirping Table

 It’s definitely bird chirping weather when our Snowball Viburnums burst into bloom! Bridal Wreath Spirea and Snowball Viburnum fill a faux watering can birdhouse planter. Post includes a tip to help the woody stemmed-flowers ‘drink’ and stay hydrated and fresh longer.

DIY Flower Arrangement Using A Decorative Bird Cage and Spring Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #spring #tablescape #alfresco

How to Make a Flower Arrangement Using A Decorative Bird Cage + Tablescape

Thinking outside the vase and sharing steps to create a flower arrangement using a decorative bird cage as a centerpiece for a spring alfresco table.

Red, White and Blooming Transferware and Flowers | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #transferware #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #flag

Red, White and Blooming Transferware and Flowers

Weighing in on transferware love and celebrating the Red, White and Bloom for Memorial Day.

Peony Ball Jar Bouquets in the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #peonies #masonjars

Stop and Smell the Peonies: Ball Jar Bouquets in the Potting Shed

 Gather ye peonies while ye may, to enjoy their sweet fragrance and fleeting beauty!  Post includes peony growing and cutting tips

Summer Garden Blooms Around the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #garden #garden #hydrangeas #pottingshed

Summer Garden Blooms Around the Potting Shed

Hydrangeas and daylilies join pollinator favorites for a just-picked bucket of garden blooms.

DIY Lemon Vase Flower Arrangement and Alfresco Summer Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #summer #tablescape #alfresco #lemons #diy #hydrangeas

DIY Lemon Vase Flower Arrangement and Alfresco Summer Table

Find tips to create a lemon vase flower arrangement and centerpiece for a summer alfresco table with garden hydrangeas and greenery.

 Buzzing with Bees DIY Flower Arrangement and Summer Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #sunflowers #tablescape #bees

Buzzing with Bees: DIY Flower Arrangement and Summer Tablescape

Create an arrangement with a favorite flower arranging tool, chicken wire. Bee magnets add a bit of ‘jewelry’ to the arrangement and table ‘buzzing with bees’.

August Blues Lakeside Table and Limelight Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #summer #tablescape #lake #hydrangeas

August Blues: Lakeside Table and Limelight Hydrangeas

 Embracing the August Blues with a table by the lake and Limelight Hydrangeas.

DIY Floral Centerpiece and Tablescape with sunflowers and bees | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #sunflowers #tablescape #flowers #DIY

Sunshine on a Stem & Buzzing with Bees

Learn how to create a fresh flower table runner and centerpiece with my favorite eco-friendly tool, chicken wire.

Tea on the Porch and Flower Arrangement Using a Tea Tin | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #tea

Tea on the Porch and Flower Arrangement Using a Tea Tin

 An English tea tin provides a vase for flowers and tea on on the porch.

Harvest Arrangement of Hydrangeas, Pumpkins and Mums | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #pumpkin #mums

Welcoming Fall with a Colorful Harvest Arrangement of Hydrangeas, Pumpkins and Mums

Welcoming my favorite season with a harvest of hydrangeas, mums and pumpkins from a favorite pumpkin patch!

DIY Blooming Pumpkin Using a Shortcut and Alfresco Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #pumpkin #DIY

DIY Blooming Pumpkin Using a Shortcut + Alfresco Fall Table

A favorite shortcut to create a blooming pumpkin as a centerpiece for a fall alfresco table, no cutting required!

Alfresco Fall Table and Easy Hydrangea Centerpiece with Copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #copper #hydrangeas

Adding the Warmth of Copper: Alfresco Fall Table and Easy Hydrangea Centerpiece

Copper adds warmth and pairs beautifully with autumnal colors. It’s serving as a vessel for pink and bronze-hued Limelight Hydrangeas as a centerpiece with a  quick and easy flower arranging method.

Cornucopia Fruit and Flower Centerpiece for Thanksgiving Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #thanksgiving #tablescape #DIY

DIY Cornucopia Fruit and Flower Centerpiece for Thanksgiving + Tablescape

Create an easy cornucopia centerpiece incorporating fruit and flowers for your Thanksgiving table.

A Cardinal Christmas Tablescape with Fitz and Floyd Santa pitcher | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescape #birds

A Cardinal Christmas Tablescape Featuring St. Nick, Magnolia and Tartan

Merry Christmas nesting with a Santa bird lover pitcher and wreath table centerpiece, embellished with bird ornaments, tartan ribbon and nandina berries

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on butterfly bush bloom | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #summer #garden #flowers #daylilies #hydrangeas #bees #butterflies

Visit my talented blogging friends this week to see their year in review and beautiful floral inspiration:

Pam at Everyday Living

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

 Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”

– Luther Burbank

Sarah Bernhardt | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #peony #flowers #garden

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A Year of Flowers and Monday Morning Blooms | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #garden #arrangement #diy #hydrangeas

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  26 comments for “A Year of Flowers and Monday Morning Blooms Year in Review

  1. January 3, 2022 at 6:18 am

    Happy New Year Mary! Many, many years ago, I discovered your blog and I have been smitten by your creativity ever since! When I think you have reached the pinnacle of creativity, you do it again…the bar even higher. I have enjoyed your beautiful, beautiful arrangements throughout the year…seeing them in so many beautiful settings. I love that many times you can gather your blooms from your beautiful gardens (just like Pam). I look forward to a wonderful year of Monday Morning Blooms with you and our Bloom friends!

  2. Gail
    January 3, 2022 at 6:59 am

    Each, every setting is beautiful.

  3. Teresa Cline
    January 3, 2022 at 7:18 am

    Mary, I agree with Shirley, you always manage to out do yourself! I so enjoy these Monday Morning Blooms posts and seeing each of your different takes on your theme for the week. You each have your own unique style and the results are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with us. Looking forward to more flower therapy in the coming year! Teresa

  4. January 3, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Mary, every month and season your creativity is amazing. All of your arrangements are stunning wherever you display…potting shed, porch, or beside the lake. Your garden provides you with so many fabulous blooms and it is always a pleasure to view. I look forward to a lovely year of Monday Morning Blooms with you and our friends!

    Stay warm and safe today. There is snow all around us, and even in our county, but not here.

  5. Rita C.
    January 3, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Wow, this delivers on all the senses, but mostly total visual appeal! I remember each and all of these, and your wonderful way of crafting arrangements, your garden’s contributions, and your beautiful home setting. I often wonder how you all can keep up this pace of two per month and for years now, but it’s never-ending inspiration!

  6. January 3, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Mary, I have enjoyed your blog for many many years! Always beautiful; always informative; and, I look forward to many many more! HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR and keep the beauty and the pups coming!!

  7. Cindi
    January 3, 2022 at 8:38 am

    Oh Mary…perfect timing for a reminder that Spring will come…I am reading your words and escaping into your pictures as it is snowing and sleeting outside my window here in Virginia. Two days ago I was eating lunch on my porch in 70 degree weather, snow today, and tomorrow it will be 13 degrees when I go outside in the early am to feed my chicks. But spring will be here in just a few short months. Thank goodness for beautiful pictures to encourage daydreaming! Peace!

  8. January 3, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Awww Mary, such beauty to start off 2022! I always think to myself that I wish your photos could be on a calendar. What a cheerful, lovely visual that would make! Thank you for sharing your beautiful designs with us. Happy New Year 🌺 🌸 🌹

  9. January 3, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Now that was breathtaking! Been working in mud at freezing temps, this is a balm for sore eyes! I have loved your blog from day one, year after year, thanks for all your sharing 😍

  10. Debbie Jones
    January 3, 2022 at 9:41 am

    I so enjoy the The Monday Morning Blooms and this year was spectacular! Mary you choose very unique and pretty floral containers for the blooms! Have always loved the great assortment you have! Thanks for bringing happy floral therapy to me!

  11. Clara
    January 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Mary, Your year in flowers review was indeed a treat! You always provide excellent instructions and inspiration. You have beautiful backdrops! Your garden in full bloom makes my heart skip a beat, especially in mid winter when things are so dreary. Your potting shed window boxes are always gorgeous! Looking forward to 2022. Enjoy your week. Clara❤️

  12. aldampierverizonnet
    January 3, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Your flower review was delightful to see all your creativity again. You have given such beautiful arrangements and tips that are so easy to follow. Look forward to your arrangements in this new year.

  13. January 3, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Dearest Mary, thank you for a year filled with beautiful flower inspiration and joy. It’s always a blessing to visit you and get a spark of floral therapy, and lots of creative ways to enjoy their beauty. Happy New Year, friend. I’m looking forward to our next year filled with blooms and joy. xo Lidy

  14. January 3, 2022 at 11:35 am

    Every bouquet is a breath of fresh air. Definitely should be on a calendar. Thanks for sharing beautiful eye candy on a cold winter morning.

  15. Betsy
    January 3, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    Happy New Year, Mary!

    Your first posting of the year is a reminder of all the beautiful seasons that lay ahead of us. Like everyone else, I often wonder how you keep up the pace each year but I am so thankful that you do. These blooms are lovely and have me already thinking about new additions to my garden this year. The list is long!

    It seems the winter storms of the west coast have left us and made it to your side of the country. I envision you safely in your home, preparing a cozy meal and masterfully planning the next visual treat for your viewers. Stay safe!

  16. Jo
    January 3, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    Beautiful floral arrangements on this snowy cold day! Thank you for sharing.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  17. January 3, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    What a treat for the eyes on this cold and snowy Monday! Flowers are definitely food for the soul, and they do make a space feel so happy! You had a beautiful year in flowers Mary, so many gorgeous blooms and arrangements! I am looking forward to seeing what your green thumbs do in 2022!

  18. KathyP
    January 3, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    What a treat to see all this beauty in one place on a cold winter day! I especially love your bunny cabbage flower arrangement! Thank you for all the flower inspiration. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year!

  19. Susan+Martin
    January 4, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you…….we have had gray rainy and now cold weather so your array of gorgeous blooms is so refreshing and sorely needed. Your talents are greatly appreciated!!

  20. Debra Matcovich
    January 4, 2022 at 10:09 am

    A whole bunch of fabulous.

  21. January 4, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Beautiful round up of gorgeous blooms! Looking forward to many, many more!
    Stay warm!

  22. Cyndi Raines
    January 6, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Happy New Year Mary! What a wonderful Year-in-Review, each picture is eye candy and oh so good for the soul! You are such a master gardner. Thank your for all your hard work and know that we sure do love it and appreciate all of your effort! Looking forward to another year to enjoy your special talents! ♥️

  23. January 8, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Mary, I’m very late arriving at this beautiful post, but life has been full of distractions. I’ve had little time to spend on line, but didn’t want to miss any of your posts. You ladies make my heart sing with each of your Flower posts. How fun to look back at all these fabulous posts. Thank you!

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