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.
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!
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.
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. 😳
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weighing in on transferware love and celebrating the Red, White and Bloom for Memorial Day.
Gather ye peonies while ye may, to enjoy their sweet fragrance and fleeting beauty! Post includes peony growing and cutting tips
Hydrangeas and daylilies join pollinator favorites for a just-picked bucket of garden blooms.
Find tips to create a lemon vase flower arrangement and centerpiece for a summer alfresco table with garden hydrangeas and greenery.
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’.
Embracing the August Blues with a table by the lake and Limelight Hydrangeas.
Learn how to create a fresh flower table runner and centerpiece with my favorite eco-friendly tool, chicken wire.
An English tea tin provides a vase for flowers and tea on on the porch.
Welcoming my favorite season with a harvest of hydrangeas, mums and pumpkins from a favorite pumpkin patch!
A favorite shortcut to create a blooming pumpkin as a centerpiece for a fall alfresco table, no cutting required!
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.
Create an easy cornucopia centerpiece incorporating fruit and flowers for your Thanksgiving table.
Merry Christmas nesting with a Santa bird lover pitcher and wreath table centerpiece, embellished with bird ornaments, tartan ribbon and nandina berries
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
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